Ingredients for confidence

Posted by Aubrey Warren on 16 October 2019
"Confidence," says Rosabeth Moss Kanter, director and chair of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, "is an expectation of a positive outcome. It is not a personality trait; it is an assessment of a situation that sparks motivation." As I noted in the last issue, confidence (or more accurately, the lack of it) is an issue that arises frequently in leadership development workshops, assessments and coaching. From "imposter syndrome" to harsh feed...
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Strengths bring out the best

Posted by Aubrey Warren on 10 October 2019
It's been a while ... six months, in fact, since the last newsletter. Across those months a few themes seemed to emerge from the workshops and coaching I've been doing. So I'd like to highlight and try to connect those themes in the next couple of articles. First, life is hard enough for many people without workplaces unnecessarily making it even harder. Second, confidence is fundamental to performance, development and resilience. It's also variable, tenuous and rarely as de...
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Workshops - find out more

Posted by Aubrey Warren on 10 October 2019
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Leading with the mind

Posted by Aubrey Warren on 12 March 2019
"You have power over your mind - not outside events," said the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. "Realise this and you will find strength." It's advice that's nearly 2000 years old, and it still makes a lot of sense. But just because something makes sense doesn't make it easy to do. Exercising our power over our minds, like any worthwhile activity, takes practice and effort. It's most commonly called "being mindful". "Mindfulness is awarene...
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Time to recalibrate

Posted by Aubrey Warren on 21 February 2019
New years often start with new (or renewed) resolutions. And that's good. Here's a slight variation on that: the idea of "recalibrating" ourselves for the new year. Indeed, consciously recalibrating ourselves any time we're approaching change or new opportunities: a new role, a new challenge, a new project, a new phase of a project, a presentation, a meeting, a new week, or even a new day. Two powerful personal calibrations that can be applied at both macro an...
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