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 and, it’s what I believe I’m here to do. Admittedly, the pay isn’t great (that’s an understatement) but I feel lucky...
Exercise 1

Exercise 1

How good is your work-life balance?  What could you do to restore that balance? Please add your answers/thoughts via the comments box below (if you feel comfortable to).
Exercise 2

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 merely urgent to you, though they may be important to others?  What can you do to focus more time on...
Further Reading

Further Reading

Lead Like Mary by Barry Dore: Chapter 5 – Personally Effective The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Cover...