12 Rules of Kindness – Rule 5 – Manners

Rule 5: Manners cost nothing but mean everything Having good manners means acting in a manner that is socially acceptable and respectful to others. In my book First Comes Courage, I highlight the importance of the way we conduct ourselves or, our manner as a leader. I note that Leadership is an attitude, and courage is an…

12 Rules of Kindness – Rule 4 – Treating Others

Rule 4: Treat others the way you would like to be treated It’s a shame that we still see people regarding kindness as weakness, whether at work or in life. The old adage, “Treat others as you’d like to be treated.” has stuck around all these years because, quite simply, it’s fantastic advice! Even when…

12 Rules of Kindness – Rule 3 – One Kind Thing

Rule 3: Do at least one kind thing for yourself or someone else each day Here is a great statement I came across regarding kindness. It is “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” I am concerned however about how we are leading today. I am seeing a lack of kindness around the world.…

The ROI of Kindness

The ROI of Kindness Return on Investment (ROI) is an interesting term. In the normal business setting, it is a ratio that compares the potential return from a stand-alone investment to several other investments. How then do you place a value and ROI on kindness and is there value in kindness in general? What we…

Creating Kind and Kinder Leaders

Creating Kind and Kinder Leaders There is strength in kindness and leading with kindness should be the way of life when it comes to being a leader or even a human being. I’m a firm believer in the fact that we need more kindness in the world. Kinder people and kinder leaders make for a…

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COURAGE TO STUFF UP

COURAGE TO STUFF UP “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”― Albert Einstein Have you ever had a major stuff or failing in your life or career. I have had plenty and I completely stuffed this week (basically a big f*ck up!!!). No-one likes making mistakes, failing or stuffing up. I…

Leadership Starts Young

I recently spoke at the Meridian State College to student leaders about leadership. I highlighted that leadership is an attitude and we need to empower our youth and future leaders with skills in leadership. The presentation was very well received with lots of interesting questions how student leaders can make a difference every day. As…

LEADERSHIP VALUE HIRING

LEADERSHIP VALUE HIRING Have you ever been at the receiving end of bad hiring, either for yourself, someone who joined your team, or your boss? The end result, stress, bad interactions and then you have to start the cycle all over again: very clearly reflected in Einstein’s definition of insanity – “doing the same thing…