nLIVEn - Blog - Three Ways to Find Your Purpose

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 […]

nLIVEn - Blog - The Lego Master

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 […]

nLIVEn - Blog - Found Your Purpose

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 […]

The Why CEOs Fail Toolkit

The Why CEOs Fail Toolkit is a personal set of resources specifically designed to help you apply five lessons for becoming a better CEO. In the special report entitled “Why CEOs Fail”, I outline a handful of practical steps you can take to avoid becoming the bottleneck when growing your business. You may have found […]

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 […]

Are You a Change Taker, or a Change Maker?

Change is a part of life, and in today’s world change happens faster than ever. This break-neck pace of change can be overwhelming to CEOs who resist it, and in order to be effective in our roles, we have to learn to competently and comfortably manage and adapt to change. Individuals will need to adapt, […]

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 […]

Your Life As Art

Your Life As Art

If you are a person with formal authority in your organisation, it is likely that you have a vision for the enterprise, or at least your “corner” of it. That’s great (and essential) but it also becomes easy to see those working for you as an extension of you. They become part of your own […]

Keeping Your Promises

This one might sound like a no-brainer, but it is still an effective and yet (too often) overlooked step. By showing that you can keep your word, you build up a culture of trust. We have all seen business owners and executives who might have great intentions, but are not reliable enough to follow through […]

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, […]

Weeding The Garden

The average workday is 8 hours, which equates to 40 hours a week. However, for many employees and managers alike, the hours worked per week can quickly exceed 50 or 60.  As a result, many people spend more time with their co-workers than they do with their own families. A University of Michigan survey found […]

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 […]