Just over a week to go in 2016!


Just over a week to go in 2016!

What are you celebrating as your big accomplishments this year?
Personally, my 2016 exceeded my expectations. I have such a deep sense of satisfaction when I review this year.

So, as 2017 comes into focus, what’s on your mind?

Taking a little time near the end of the old year can be a terrific way to ramp up your new year. That’s what I am doing today, in preparation for my next year. Care to join me?

Here’s a recommended format, which takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. You’ll need three pieces of paper….

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Happy Christmas.

LOVE ‘EM OR LOSE ‘EM – Getting good people to stay— from A to Z

What’s the Cost of Loss?

Countless research studies suggest that the cost of replacing key people runs between 70 percent and 200 percent of their annual salary. Hard costs can include advertising, search firms, interviewing and relocation expenses, and sign-on bonuses. And the softer, harder-to-measure costs can include time spent on interviewing, orienting, and training (and the work put on hold to do it), lost customers (due to their loyalty to the former employees), and declining morale and productivity on the part of remaining coworkers.

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The Power of the “Why”


I enjoyed reading this article by Karen Mahlab.

She notes that she recently watched the TEDster talk superstar Simon Sinek talking about leadership. His line is people don’t buy what you do, they buy WHY you do it.

He says that trust and loyalty come from the identification with the Why – and the feeling associated with it comes from deep down in the ancient part of our brain called the limbic system.

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Business & Professional Mentoring Group 2015 – 10 Powerful Days

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Adapting to fast-changing global trends is vital for the success of the small business and professionals in business, requiring both a clear understanding of what a real strategy for business is, &  the ability to analyse your plotted future in a constructive & decisive manner.

I am partnering with Michael Delport to deliver this cutting-edge program – we both want you to achieve great impact & effectiveness.


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The Leader’s Dashboard 2015 – 8 Vital Areas, all on 1 page

Leader's Dashboard - 8 areas

I help make the complex, simple.

It is not easy to stay grounded as a leader in a complex and evolving organisation.

I work with people to complete The Leader’s Dashboard at their own pace – it requires you to think, reflect, get advice and input from others, and prioritize.  You will remain calm and focused when others panic.

With The Leader’s Dashboard, you will develop a concise summary of all aspects that you as a leader faces, from vision for the organisation to key relationships

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Change Your Mind to Change Your World


People are very complex beings.  I really enjoy working with people.

I have a few keys that help me understand human behaviour.  One of them is the power of the mind, and my responsibility to manage what goes on between my ears.

I have found many people who believe strongly in something, but then behave in the exact opposite way. This is because they have allowed a stronghold to develop in their mind that is different to theconviction in their inner-world.

The strongholds (good and bad) in my mind have been built one brick at a time. I allow thoughts to stack up my mind. I allow a stronghold or mindset to develop, which affects my behaviour despite what I believe.

A stronghold is a mindset, a powerbase, an attitude and a thought habit. A stronghold is:

  • A thought commitment to a course of action.
  • A thought habit producing instinctive behaviour
  • An attitude that dominates your emotions
  • A mindset that overrides reason
  • Something that has a strong hold on you.

Strongholds (good and bad) may or may not be built on a convictionin your inner world. Strongholds not built on a conviction are simply examples of positive or negative thinking. Convictions determine your believing, while strongholds determine your behaving.

You can change your mind to change your world.