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5 Ways Ethical Leaders Solve Problems

Ethical leadership is the ability to have people follow you and trust your ideas. Not through coercion or manipulation, but through positive actions and the care you take of those around you. A formal definition could be: ethical leadership is influencing those around you through your own positive behaviours. This article explains what ethical leadership […]

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Develop the Be Helpful Keystone Habit and Transform Your Problem Solving Skills

A keystone habit is a powerful habit that positively impacts everything you do. Picture an artist at their desk, the paint splattered surface overflowing with bottles and tubes, pens and sketches. Their creative habit impacts the way they feel—relaxed when painting, frustrated when they can’t—the clothes they wear and how they hold their brushes and […]

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Ask the Right Questions: 2 Problem Solving Questions that Make the Difference

To solve a problem, we need to understand the root cause, then define and deliver a solution. And that starts when you ask the right questions. In a pivotal scene in the science fiction movie I, Robot, the hero, Detective Del Spooner, must ask a hologram a series of questions(5). The answers Spooner receives will […]

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4 Tips to Help You Think and Act Differently

The first step to solving problems is to think and act differently than before. It can be a small action, like moving your to-do list to an app in place of your sticky notes that no longer stick and get lost. Or it could be significant, like changing jobs or careers. Either way, and for […]

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Use Your Positive Intelligence (PQ) and Awareness Quotient (AQ) to Take Your Results to the Next Level [Guide]

What is Positive Intelligence and your Awareness Quotient? Your Awareness Quotient (AQ) is your ability to reflect on your thoughts and actions without judgement or bias or negative feelings. AQ enables you to practice self-awareness with compassion towards yourself. Falguni Katira, author and Transformational Coach, describes self-awareness as, “… knowing not only who you are, […]

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Leadership Lessons and an Ethics Question From My Trip to Australia’s Outback [4 Tips]

We can find leadership lessons in the unlikeliest of places. The most powerful have come not from management books, but from watching people go about their jobs in industries different from mine. Are they someone others look up to? Do they enjoy the work they’re doing? Why do they do things the way they do? […]

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Improve Your Leadership Skills with The Be Helpful Keystone Habit [A Free Guide]

This guide gives you the practical steps to improve your leadership skills and achieve the outstanding results others can’t. It starts with a keystone habit – the secret sauce that made all the difference for me – walks you through the method that delivers the improvements, and finishes with an example from my own career […]

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How to Be Open Minded at Work and In Social Media [3 Practical Examples]

Examples of being open-minded cover a wide range of behaviours and scenarios. There are minor examples like trying new food or watching a new show, while at the other end of the scale are the giant steps, like deciding to talk and listen to people with the polar opposite political views. At work, we encounter […]

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How to Keep A Work/Life Balance

What comes to mind when you think of a work/life balance? It’s a question I’m sure you’ve asked yourself more than once. I have some good news for you. I’m going to: Answer the question, “what does it mean when we say we want a work life balance?” Provide some examples of the good things […]

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Good Things Happen When We Put People First

Can you succeed in business and life when you put people first? Yes. Yes you can. This episode outlines what it means to be helpful at home and at work, how taking an experimental approach to our work is a positive thing, and successful examples from life and business of the good things that happen […]

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10 Practical Tips For a Healthy & Positive Mindset – Part II

In Part I we established key habits to help us gain a positive mindset. Being mindful of how we think and act, ensuring our communications always have value, and thinking differently and simplifying where we can. Part II continues by looking at how we can keep our growing workload organized (one of the biggest areas […]

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10 Practical Tips For a Healthy & Positive Mindset – Part I

Central to all exceptional leaders, no matter their style, is a positive mindset. It’s that calm and reassuring view they have of their team and the work to be done. The secret that helps them excel above their peers. When there is so much going on around us, exacerbated by the anxiety and stress of […]