11Aug

What is the Source of Our Courage?

One of the most useful and humble questions I’ve been asked is ‘how do we find our courage?’ I can only answer from what I’ve witnessed and experienced myself, so I don’t know if I have the right or correct or best answer. What I’ve witnessed in others’ display of their courage, and on reflection, read more

21Jul

Can You Answer This Challenge?

I assert that all of the conflicts, arguments, wars, errors, accidents and mistakes experienced by humans, and solely created by humans, have only three root causes. Those three root causes are: Fear (includes related emotions such as anger or frustration and jealousy) Habits (includes beliefs and personal values) Ignorance (includes forgetting or not using what read more

12Jan

The Tripod Mindset of Elite Performance

In an earlier post I spoke about the difference between elite and high performance being more about mindset. To unpack that elite performance mindset is the purpose of this post. You could look at the elite mindset as being a tripod. Clarity of Goal – Absolute clarity of goal is essential, no ambiguity or uncertainty read more

08Apr

Emotional Intelligence or Attitudinal Competence?

Ever since Daniel Goleman published his 1885 book Emotional Intelligence – why it can matter more than IQ a debate has raged over the value and importance of emotional intelligence without resolution. Wikipedia carries this definition: Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of read more

12Nov

Our Leadership Deficit

We lack effective leadership. A perfect storm is brewing. The failure of money; the never-ending clash of religions; the impact of technology; climate change; population growth; the failure of politics, just to identify a few. I have no doubt that we will come through this turbulence, but not without effective leadership. The internet is both read more