How To Triage Your Strategic Project List

You’ve completed your situation analysis. You’ve clarified your vision. You’ve articulated your strategy into a concise strategy statement, cementing your strategic choices. Perhaps you’ve even prepared a draft budget. Now comes the next stage – translating your strategy into an optimal portfolio of strategic projects to achieve your strategic objectives over the year ahead. A […]

Grow Your Business By Growing Your People

Data Proves Coaching Pays Off

For every organization, balancing the needs of the business with the development needs of employees is a constant reality. Retaining top talent, connecting people skills to business priorities and creating an environment of engagement all require real-world expertise to meet the real-world challenges unique to small and mid-size businesses. Your success depends upon the engagement, […]

Providing people with a “vision” of what their vision might look like helps demystify the intended outcome of visioning. The two examples are not in any way designed to be prescriptive – rather merely illustrative.

Free Visioning Self-Assessment Tool

Have you worked on your vision but are not sure whether it is complete yet? You can find out using the free self-assessment tool below. In “Chapter 5 – Expressing Your Vision” of the book Visioning by Glenn A. Williams, Glenn provides a couple of examples of visions that his clients have prepared with his assistance. He included […]

Success Is Changing

What is the principal challenge facing business leaders today? The answer most management experts will give you is that “success is changing”. In simple terms, success today does not guarantee success tomorrow. The life expectancy of Fortune 500 companies is falling. The average tenure of CEOs is falling. Disruption and non-linear change are now the […]

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Three Ways to Find Your Purpose

Are you looking for your purpose? Have you found your purpose but don’t know how to utilize it? If so, you’re not alone. We all have a purpose. We all have unique talents and abilities that no one else has. They are ours and ours alone. It’s just a matter of finding it and putting […]

100 Ways nLIVEn Helps People Navigate Change

100+ Ways nLIVEn Helps People Navigate Change

For any organism to survive and thrive, its rate of adapting has to be equal to, or greater than, the rate of change in its environment – i.e. A ≥ C. This applies regardless of whether that organism is a single celled bacteria, an individual person or a multinational corporation. Since 2000, this equation has […]

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Have You Met The Lego Master?

We all have a purpose in life. We are not here to simply “survive” or “get by.” Each one of us have talents and abilities that make us unique and special. But do we know what those talents are? Some of us have found our purpose and are using those talents, while others are unsure […]

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Have You Found Your Purpose?

Have you found your purpose in life? Many people have asked me how I found my purpose. While I am happy to be doing what I love to do, it didn’t happen overnight. It was more of a gradual realization. Planting Seeds It happened for me in 3 stages, with the first being when I […]

Uncollapsing Marketing and Sales

One of the things I observe executives and business owners alike find difficult to do is to simply and confidently explain the difference between sales and marketing. At nLIVEn, we distinguish the difference as follows: Marketing: primarily responsible for lead generation more specifically, to generate leads that translate into revenue (as my colleague Brett Bonser from Align.me pointed […]

Coaching is training or development in which a person called a coach supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal.

Coaching 202 – Understanding the three kinds of Professional Coaching

In Coaching 101, I provided an introduction to Professional Coaching, explaining what it is and how it helps people. In brief: Coaching is training or development in which a person called a coach supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. Coaching is something that parents, teachers, tutors, managers, consultants and board […]

How to Harness Untapped Potential

How to Harness Untapped Potential

People say that running a business is a lonely journey. But that’s the case only if you let it be. To run a successful organisation, it’s your responsibility to surround yourself with other people, with different mindsets, talents, strengths and ambitions. And it’s also your responsibility to harness their leadership potential… natural or otherwise. Understanding […]

Coaching 101

Coaching 101 – An introduction to Professional Coaching

Coaching is training or development in which a person called a coach supports a learner in achieving a specific personal or professional goal. Coaching is something that parents, teachers, tutors, managers, consultants and board members do day-to-day when they invest time in improving other people’s performance. There are a couple fundamental differences between coaching and […]

Promoting Performance

Promoting Performance – Leveraging Teams

As CEOs, our job is to keep our businesses healthy, which means growing, evolving, adapting and coming up with creative solutions to problems, leading to success and profit. Yet at times, it is undeniable that we ourselves or our respective organisations get stuck. This is perfectly natural, and rather than panic when this happens we […]

Inverting the Pyramid

When you think about a typical organisation chart, it looks like a pyramid, with the people in senior leadership and management positions at the top of the pyramid. As you work your way down, you’ll find customer service staff and administrative employees at the bottom. In other words, the “big wigs” are at the top, […]

Do You Suffer from a Lack of Focus?

You would not be the first executive I have diagnosed with Executive Attention Deficit Disorder (EADD) – a condition I coined for the negative cumulative effect of having to constantly make important decisions that periodically affects executives and entrepreneurs alike. You may recognise some of the following feelings associated with a loss of focus; frustration, […]

Asking Forgiveness

Are you an unnatural leader? In the previous blog we talked about recognizing the face of an unnatural leader. We may all have a certain vision of what they look like, but if you look in the mirror, you will see one there as well. We ALL have the ability to become unnatural leaders. The […]

Do You Recognise the Face of an Unnatural Leader?

In my special report “Untapped”, I introduce the idea of an “Unnatural Leader”. It is a concept that I coined as a result of coaching and mentoring hundreds of CEOs and Managing Directors over the past fifteen years on how to harness more of the leadership potential within their organisations. One of the spoken (or […]

Why CEOs Fail

To better understand what makes some people succeed in the role of CEO where others don’t, I’ve made it my business to extensively examine Why CEOs Fail. The answers were not things I learned at business school. Decoding the most common causes of failure came from my ‘front-line’ work as a leadership coach and management […]

Behind the Busy Myth

When you ask someone how they are, you’ll automatically receive one of two default responses (in the Australian context, at least): “Not bad.” “Busy.” The problem with these standard responses is that they are engrained in our culture and are both unconscious and inaccurate. The Story I recently had a situation with the company secretary […]

Start with Why

In this blog post, we would like to share one of our favourite TED Talks with you. Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question, “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright Brothers. The challenge people face in applying […]