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Who is the only person we can change?

Who is the only person we can change?

If we step back today, we’ll discover that we’re still in control of our lives. We still have the power to create significant positive change. When we are faced with any situation we always have two choices: Accept the situation as it is or take self-responsibility...
Stop trying to motivate other people…

Stop trying to motivate other people…

Motivation is often seen as something we can ‘do’ to another person.  This is not so, we can’t motivate someone else to do something… try getting your kids to study! What we can do is, create an environment that people will be engaged to motivate themselves. ...
Is lack of confidence holding you back?

Is lack of confidence holding you back?

One of the biggest things that hold people back is a lack of confidence. Clients will continually ask me “Mark, how can I develop my confidence, what do I need to do?” My response is always, if you develop your assertiveness skills, confidence follows....
Change two words and change your life…

Change two words and change your life…

Instead of saying, “I’m entitled to, a great job with excellent perks”. Change this to, “I’m accountable for, getting a great job with excellent perks”. Instead of saying, “I’m entitled to a promotion”. Change this to, “I’m accountable for, getting a promotion”....
Hold up the Mirror!

Hold up the Mirror!

As leaders, we need to ‘challenge the perception of ourselves’. When a large gap exists between how we see ourselves and how others see us, this leads to ‘leadership blind spots.  This is why feedback from others is so important, it’s like a mirror that allows us to...