Gain Power & Influence by Emerging as a leader

In today's fast moving, email-centric, social media powered world, leaders now emerge. The old paradigm of power by appointment is diminishing. The result is today’s organisations are flatter than they have ever been. In this environment power is derived from one’s ability to influence, rather than position in the hierarchy.  Through influence you can realise your potential. That makes the ability to control the conversation equally as important for the...

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Listen rather than talk to achieve more

In 1991 an airline pilot misinterpreted instructions to detour around an active runway while taxiing at LAX. All of the crew and passengers were killed. The error led to a two-plane runway crash. Thankfully most instances of not listening do not have such a catastrophic outcome. When you know how to listen you can maximise every situation’s potential outcome.  But most people do not know how to listen...

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Facts about listening

Some facts about listening: Executives spend over 80% of their days listening Managers spend over 40% of their day listening The average person listens they only remembers 50% of what they heard Two months after listening the average person only remembers 25% of was said. Most of these people are actually hearing not listening.  Listening means understanding the: Motivation to talk True meaning behind the words Expected consequences of the communication. Listening will empower you...

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Everyone wants a perfect landing

Alan Anderson famously landed a light aircraft after the pilot died at the controls. Alan had never landed a plane and did not realise he had the potential to land an airplane. Air traffic controller Colin Eaton and pilot instructor Robert Legg provided the keys to Alan’s potential. They talked Alan down over twenty minutes. Alan did not know that he had the potential to land...

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How I help people realise their potential?

[embed]https://youtu.be/swdmoEks6sI[/embed] I help people realise their potential by looking at three aspects of their professional life: Providing insight into their your working practices Creating the self belief that will transcend your work and personal life Providing a sense of direction you want for yourself. ...

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RYP Inspiration from the great and the good

Oprah Winfrey - "The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." Martin Luther King - "Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" Ralph Waldo Emerson - "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." John Templeton - "Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well."  ...

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Be Active to Influence

Being active is the only one way you can rationally expect something to happen. You are the only one who you reasonably expect to change. If you change you can change your environment.  The key is starting. The best way to start is to identify small achievable tasks.   Each time you can complete one of these your confidence will grow. If it goes wrong don't give up -...

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Ex Machina

Saw Alex Garland's Ex Machina. A fascinating study of ego, intelligence, AI and slavery. You get to ask yourself who is most manipulative and who is the abuser? Along the way there's a few nice digs at tech billionaires who become reclusive if you get the references. Good timely film.. We should be aware of our demons and manage our creations....

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