The Traps Of Keeping Your Team Motivated That Are Making Them Leave

The Traps Of Keeping Your Team Motivated That Are Making Them Leave

Working for Google is like a kid in a sweet shop with a £100. They have free food, free laundry services, unlimited holidays, sleeping spaces, a pole to slide on to go from one floor to another… It’s like being paid to go to Disneyland. Of course, they have other benefits like trainings and healthcare and so on. They are basically doing everything they can to keep you on campus. Everything you’ll ever need is there. But here’s the beautiful counterintuitive reality. Recently, Fortune released their Top 100 Companies To Work For list. And Google wasn’t even on the list. At all.   Imagine that. The Internet Giant who commands what we see is not one of the top 100 companies to work for. Maybe because unlimited holiday is not a good enough motivation for people to stay. People only hang out for about 2 years at Google. And they are top 2 when it comes to employee retention rate. But for us, mortals? What would be a good way to...
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The Surprising Benefit Of Lacking Clarity In Your Business

The Surprising Benefit Of Lacking Clarity In Your Business

Why does it take so long?   I am talking about starting something new. Know this: New starts are underrated. I’m dead serious about that. And it’s not what you’re thinking about.   Remember that feeling when you sit down with someone over coffee maybe and just chat about "how awesome would it be to start a project that ..... " You get all fired up about and start building on that feeling and riding that wave and the fun WHAT IF brainstorming session transforms into a real action plan. How many times has this happened to you? And how many times did you actually finish that passion project? Because it's always "awesome to start a project that...." But it's less fun to actually finish it.   You see, getting from an idea to the execution point often takes way too long. And usually, there is one reason to that: making sure that everything is crystal clear and 100% ready.   Anyway, raise your hand if you had...
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That Counterintuitive Way To Get Clarity Back In Your Life And Business

That Counterintuitive Way To Get Clarity Back In Your Life And Business

Here’s a shocker for you. If your numbers in your business are going up and you “hustle” every day, you are heading full speed towards a wall. Which is a bit odd… how is it that success leads to you running straight into a wall? Well, that depends on where you stand. If you are the one doing the running, you might look at the situation from inside and just celebrate every month for smashing those sales quotas. But the reality might be a bit differently. Here’s why. Last week I had this chat with a client about something quite counterintuitive that actually made him gain more clarity in the business. And when we were having this conversation, it really fascinated me about what these things were. Not in the sense of the specific details of what worked for him. But in general, why the fact that they were counterintuitive, and they worked. We were sat in my office and we were discussing how far he had come...
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Overwhelmed To Laser Focus In 5 Steps

Overwhelmed To Laser Focus In 5 Steps

It is not your fault. Unless you’re a monk who had spent the last 10 years of his life meditating and living in silence, laser-sharp focus can be quite difficult to master. But let me ask you this my friend, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could focus on a single task without having your mind slipping away to some time-wasting distractions every 10 minutes? Wouldn’t it be great if you could finish your tasks on time and stop working overtime? Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend more time with your family or working on growing your business? I’m sure you got the idea. Having a laser-sharp focus can dramatically improve your life and give you more clarity, more direction, more happiness and so on. But as great as it sounds, I am afraid that there are no magical shortcuts to winning the battle over distractions. However one thing is for sure, it is not rocket science either. In fact, improving your focus isn’t...
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How To Create A Habit Of Having Consistent Results

How To Create A Habit Of Having Consistent Results

Whatever you are focusing on these days, it is probable that in the next couple of months you’ll decide that it is time to change. 3 Months to be more precise. You know, the best part about my job is that I get to work with so many different people. All of whom have unique and truly fascinating stories. In fact, I could never use the same approach to two of my clients. But even so, there is something that all my past, present and (for sure) future clients have in common. Well, it’s something that all of us share, including you and me. And you know what? It is something that even Google, Facebook and Yahoo have in common. I was speaking to a client recently who was having some problems getting focused. He told me that he can’t concentrate and maintain his attention on one task long enough to solve it. So we sat down and spoke about what he wanted to do...
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Signs Of Bad Leadership That Good Leaders Are Always Paying Attention To

Today I want to tell you a story about something you may find extremely interesting. But it wouldn’t seem right to me to start the story without giving you some context. For people who don't know me and don't know what I do, I'm a coach and a trainer. I coach people one-on-one but I also go into organisations and coach their team, train their team, help build their culture, increase their sales, help improve their marketing strategy, alignment, all these sorts of stuff that make the customer satisfaction go up. Everything that I do comes from communication, language and behaviour patterns that I see. Patterns in terms of business, because everything is linked. Throughout the years I’ve been fortunate to work with directors, entrepreneurs, top-level CEOs and business leaders to help them and their team meet their potential. This week I sent an e-mail to a CEO of a large recruitment company, a listed company, you know, the kind of company with multi, multi,...
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Print Your Own Golden Ticket – Focus On Discipline And You Will Win Every Time

Print Your Own Golden Ticket – Focus On Discipline And You Will Win Every Time

Have you ever seen the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” movie? Have you? But do you remember what the turning point of that movie was? The Golden Tickets It all starts when Willy Wonka announces that 5 Golden Tickets have been randomly placed in 5 chocolate bars worldwide. And the lucky ones who will find the Golden Tickets will be given a full tour of the Chocolate Factory along with a lifetime supply of chocolate. On top of that, one ticket holder will get a special prize at the end of the tour. After the first 4 ticket holders were announced, a poor boy named Charlie finds the 5th Golden Ticket. He got an offer to sell the ticket for $500 but he resisted to the temptation because, for Charlie, the Golden Ticket represented a chance for a new life, a change, an opportunity. Something that he desired, he wanted and he needed. And that Golden Ticket for Charlie was a once in a...
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3 Ways You Are Unconsciously Building Self Doubt  (And How To Stop)

3 Ways You Are Unconsciously Building Self Doubt (And How To Stop)

When was the last time you did something for the first time? I know. I know. It sounds like a cheesy quote you wish you never heard. But still, what would you do if I told you: “Okay, let’s go and jump off the Grand Canyon tomorrow”? Or what would you do if I put you in a plane and said: “Fly this plane, now”? You’d probably feel nervous or maybe you’d start questioning your abilities to drive a plane. And that’s ok, because most of us would react in the same way. When we’re put in new situations, the self-doubt starts to get under our skins without us even realizing it. And because of what I do, I hear a lot of self-doubt from people. It is in their language, in their actions, in their posture. Even in the way they hold themselves, talk to their employees, or speak on stage. They can’t hide it, and neither can you. But don’t worry, we all...
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This Is How You Reignite Your Passion For Work

This Is How You Reignite Your Passion For Work

Every once in a while, someone comes to me and asks me to help them with their moments of doubt. What I am talking about is, that one question that goes through everyone’s mind once in a while: “Where did my passion and drive for my work disappear?” Have you ever asked yourself that? I believe you had. Whether it’s your passion for your job within a company, or your passion for your work within your own business.   I know this is a really scary question, but the truth is… you're not the same person you were a year ago, five years ago or even 20 years ago. So the fact that you may be having these doubts… is normal. But even so, even if you’ve changed a lot, it is important for us to figure out if: Your passion is still there And if it is still there, how can you sort of reignite that passion to help you within your business? Or within your...
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Give Me 5 Minutes Of Your Time And I Will Give You Hours In Return (For Business Leaders Only)

Give Me 5 Minutes Of Your Time And I Will Give You Hours In Return (For Business Leaders Only)

I know I just threw out a super bold statement. Physically, this is impossible. But technically I can do that. And I will. How am I going to do that? Firstly, I need some of your time. Not much. Just 5 minutes. I know what you are thinking about. There never is enough time. I have this conversation will people all the time. This is actually the only thing that we have in common with everybody else in the world. Time. Right now, time is ticking. You can’t stop that. You can’t control that. But what you can do is decide what you do with it. “Oh wow. Thanks Sherlock. I have so much work to do that I can hardly get up from my desk to go to the bathroom and I have to do a lot of overtime. There isn’t enough time.” Exactly. That’s the thing. There never is enough time. Or at least so it seems. Most of the times I hear that the time isn’t right....
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