Personal Effectiveness

Personal Effectiveness

Reflections: Personal effectiveness lies right at the very heart of the inner circle of inside-out leadership.  In the ‘Lead Like Mary’ book I state on page 27 that Mary is personally highly effective.  If I was writing the book today I would change that to: ‘Mary...
Barry’s Life Planning Exercise

Barry’s Life Planning Exercise

The principle of setting goals can apply at all levels, not just the next meeting you are attending or a project you are leading. It can equally apply to setting life goals, creating a life plan. Whenever I mention those words to people, I get a variety of reactions....
Getting organised

Getting organised

For me, my conservation career is a vocation. Its far more than your standard 9-5. I have wanted to be a conservationist for as long as I can remember. Admittedly, the pay isn’t great (that’s an understatement) but I feel lucky to have a job that I genuinely love, and...
Week 5 – Self-guided exercises

Week 5 – Self-guided exercises

Exercise 1: How good is your work-life balance?  What could you do to restore that balance? Exercise 2: Where are you spending your time during a typical working week?  Are you focused enough on your truly most important things, or are you distracted by tasks that are...