The excellence of habits

Posted by Aubrey Warren on 23 October 2019
"We are what we repeatedly do," said Aristotle. "Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." In the past two newsletters I've highlighted the issues of strengths and confidence. Each of these has been a significant theme in workshops and coaching this year. Another significant theme has been the power of habit - for both good and bad. Let's focus on the good in the spirit of both building on strengths and building and sustaining confidence as we pursue "ex...
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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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