Zest: Why Confidence is Crucial

This is the final blog in my Zest series where we have been discussing this high performance mindset and what it can deliver for you and your organisation. 

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Beware The New Years Dreamstealers!

[2 min read]

 

Would you, like me, prefer to never ever hear again that there’s no point in setting New Year Resolutions (NYRs) cos they don’t work? To my shame I used to say that for the first few years in this job, then someone pointed to me...

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Zest: What is Resilience?

[3 min read]

 

Resilience

When most people talk about resilience they think about the ability to push through events that aren’t positive, to push through potential setbacks: to maintain their momentum towards an outcome that they’re working...

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Tips for Living with Zest - a fantastic high performance way of being

[6 min read - You can also listen to my podcast about this, here.]

 

In the my previous article we discussed how an organisation should respond to people who don’t embrace a culture of Zest, who become dissident. However I have yet to discuss in...

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Why Grace? Influencing Skills Simplified.

[Originally published Feb 2014 - Updated Oct 2018]

[2 min read]

If I’m going to be really honest, when we first read the research our Grace model is based on we didn’t realise what we’d found. The idea that our emotional impact on others is the...

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Zest: high performance mindsets and cultures that deliver

[7 min read - If you prefer you can listen to this as a podcast here.]

 

Zest is the word I use to describe both high performance mindset in individuals, and also business cultures that deliver superior revenues, profits and growth.

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How to uncover, hone and retain talent

[6 min read - If you prefer you can listen to this as a podcast here.]

 

Human beings are basically a brain. I know it feels more like we are actually a body because so much of life is about sensation. But the truth is that all of our experience,...

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Reliable Lasting Behavioural Change

[3 min read - If you prefer you can listen to this as a podcast here.]

 

In trying to improve our professional results or increase our personal happiness we face two challenges. First knowing what to do. Second actually doing it.

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To stand out you need to say what you stand for.

[3 min read]

 

It’s not enough to do a great job anymore. With so much data about people available on the web, we are getting increasingly used to knowing about candidate employees in a more rounded way.

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How to embed leadership / cultural innovation in 5 moves

[6 min read]

 

1. Talk about why more than how

Are your leaders promoting what to do, and how to do it, rather than why it should be done, “your why” as Simon Sinek calls it? People won’t authenticate their leaders, ie won’t accept their...

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