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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5 Reasons Corporate Trainings Breed Artificial Leadership

5 Reasons Corporate Trainings Breed Artificial Leadership

People have this stigma of what leadership is. That you have to act a certain way or be a certain way to get results. And only after you’ve gained enough experience following those predefined steps you will be seen as a good leader. This thought process has become the staple of becoming a good leader for over 50 years. But is that really the right way to school leaders? In my opinion, it isn’t. Because at this point, all you are doing is trying to fit in the box of what someone else thinks a leader should be. The majority of leaders that I coach at first think they're good leaders. But the team they are leading have a different opinion. And if the people you're leading are saying you're not great then are you a leader? Most leaders out there are part of the same school of thought. Someone decided they need leadership training and have put them in a room with 20 other...
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5 ways to create success

5 ways to create success

The word success is thrown about almost as much as recruiter bashing here on linkedin. But what is "success" and how can you create it? According to the dictionary, this is how success is defined: the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one's goals. The attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like. A performance or achievement that is marked by success, as by the attainment of honors A person or thing that has had success, as measured by attainment of goals, wealth, etc Obsolete. Outcome But in reality, success can only be defined by you. Now how can you CREATE more success for yourself? Here are 5 things that you can do right now. Curiosity: First you have to be curious about what you want you to define YOUR success to be, stop now and think about really what it is "success" to you. Awareness: Where are you currently? Both in practical terms and mindset terms? Without know...
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What do certificates even mean?

Here is a list of some of my accreditations and training; NLP Trainer NLP Master Practitioner NLP Practitioner Certified life and business coach LAB Profile Practitioner (although I need to send off the final bit for this - its on my list this week!) Certified mBIT Coach Also recently took an Eriksonian hypnosis course which plays into the coaching side massively and I will be doing more training this year and the years to come because I absolutely love learning more about the brain, our behaviors, and patterns. And all training was face-to-face... none of this online accreditation stuff! But here is the thing, how many people do you think have asked me about my certification? Honestly, in terms of professional bases... none Friendly chat bases I would say about 5. So what does that tell you... That the training wasn't needed? That people don't really care what you have? What else? SO what it tells me, is that you just have to start doing what you want to...
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The 5 benefits of leadership training

The 5 benefits of leadership training

Leadership training, it has almost become a bit of a buzzword that is thrown around conferences for you to buy into the newest thing. But my view on leadership training is simple… It can transform ANY business, no matter how BIG or small and elevate the success of the business but most importantly the success of the PEOPLE who make up the organisation. So, as a trainer myself, here are my top 5 benefits of leadership training; 1.    Deeper learnings – Learning about yourself and your team is one of the best things you can do as a business, discovering your own learning styles, communication traits and the same of those around you. But the learning should always be deeper (my pet hate is a 4-hour power point presentation) it should be hitting your team IN the room but also when they go home or sit back at their desks. The learning should be processing over a few days and not just a lunchtime. 2.    Faster results – You...
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*I have officially made it!*

*I have officially made it!*

I have finally got a photo with Richard Branson, I am officially successful. If you look up Success in the dictionary then the photo below will appear and it will say "Steven Haggerty is successful... can't you see? Now just to get a photo with Arnold, Tim Cook, Gary Vee and whoever is is trending on the twitter this week. But I have a confession to make.. Believe it or not, this photo is not real, yes I know it is a shock to you. But I can't let this go on anymore! But more and more I am seeing people posting photos like this, with celebrities or in front of the latest Lambo/tesla/reliant robin and others looking on in awe. I speak to entrepreneurs and business leaders on daily bases and here are some common themes that I see; - Not knowing their own personal values - Not having true business values to build upon - No goals - "Adopted beliefs" - Lost or losing connection with self - Lack of...
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