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  • focus

    Focus on the Outcome

    16 June 2015

    In sport, the performing arts and business, focus is essential, but what exactly is focus? Focus is a quick form of mental preparation. To use it, simply lock your mind on to the picture of the outcome you want.

  • positivity

    Positivity Lifts Results

    19 May 2015

    New research in psychology and neuroscience has confirmed a hard link between mindset and success. Positivity in the workplace produces measureable results.

  • neurochemistry leadership

    Neurochemistry In Leadership

    6 February 2015

    One person tells you something kind and respectful, another person says something critical and negative. Which will you remember longest?

  • encouragement

    The Power of Encouragement

    21 November 2014

    Do you perform better when you receive encouragement? So does everyone. Part of your job as a leader is to encourage those around you.

  • resistance

    8 Ways To Build Your Resilience

    5 November 2014

    Resilient people in leadership and sales roles cope well with high levels of pressure and bounce back quickly from setbacks. Resilient people cope well when the going gets tough.

  • listening

    Give People a Good Listening To

    15 October 2014

    Leadership is about building emotional intelligence. A key attribute of this is the ability to listen and learn from others.

  • fun

    Fun Is A Great Business Lubricant

    8 September 2014

    Focused leaders set high goals and are intolerant of shortfalls. That’s normal. However beware the trap of everyone feeling pressured and no longer enjoying themselves.

  • do it now

    Train yourself to DO IT NOW!

    29 July 2014

    People who procrastinate miss things; they may be late for an appointment, they may miss a train, but more importantly they may miss an opportunity that could change their lives for the better.

  • inspiring team

    16 Ways To Inspire Your Team

    3 June 2014

    Inspirational leaders are able to energise those around them irrespective of their job title. Here are 16 immediately actionable ways to help you get the very best from your team.

  • leading by example

    Do You Always Lead By Example?

    5 May 2014

    Whether you manage 2 or 200 people, you lead first by example. Realise that if you lead others, it’s show time all the time. Everything you do and say contributes to how others will act.

  • mo farah

    Mo Farah: What An Inspiration

    15 April 2014

    One of the most enduring images of the 2012 Olympics has to be that of the ecstatic face of Mo Farah as he crossed the finish line to win his second gold medal of the competition and so secure the 5000m and 10,000m double. A feat only achieved by 5 people in the history of the Olympic Games.

  • crossroads

    Be A Progressive Thinker

    5 April 2014

    Leaders think progress. Believe in progress. Push for progress. Everything around us is growing. We can’t stand still, we can either move forwards with it or drop back. It is impossible to be in business today, use yesterday’s skills and expect to be in front tomorrow.

  • culture training

    What’s it like to work in your culture?

    20 March 2014

    You may have the best skills and processes in the world but if the attitude is missing your team will not reach peak performance. Leadership, at its heart, is about leading attitudes. And remember, anyone who is responsible for the performance of others is a leader.

  • laws planets

    The Laws of Success – Part II

    3 March 2014


    Here is Part II of the Laws of Success. Straightforward but unbreakable principles, which have helped thousands of people in every walk of life, to achieve their potential.

  • laws of success

    The Laws of Success – Part I

    20 February 2014

    No matter where you are on the planet, the law of gravity applies — it’s in you, it’s around you, it’s part of you. It’s a law of nature — a physical law, and it cannot be broken.

  • inspire others

    Inspire Others – Spend Freely With Your Soft Currency

    14 January 2014

    Most people in this country go to bed hungry, not for food, but for praise. Recognition is one of the most underused motivational tools so voice your appreciation of good work and give positive feedback wherever possible.

  • nelson mandela

    The Secret Of Nelson Mandela’s Ability?

    12 December 2013

    Barack Obama speaking at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service said “And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be a better man”. What a fantastic example of Mandela’s ability to inspire.

  • give praise

    How Well Do You Give Praise?

    30 November 2013

    Do you perform better with encouragement? So do your people.

    Genuine appreciation from you, the manager can taste better than anything – even a pay rise! If you make people feel special you will end up with a special team.

  • handling difficult choices

    Management Training – How Do You Handle A Difficult Conversation?

    6 August 2013

    Inevitably you will find it necessary to have a tough conversation with one of your reports at some stage. Either because their performance has slipped for some reason or their attitude is not as positive as you expect.

  • inspiring leader

    Are You Inspiring To Work For?

    9 February 2013

    Love them or lose them. As the economy brightens engagement is hugely important. You need to make sure each of your people think ‘this is the best place for me to be’.

  • lead change

    How To Lead Change – Positively

    24 January 2013

    The only certainty about change is that it will never be this slow in the future. Everyone has resistance to change, but research shows those with high performance potential have lower resistance.

  • motivated people

    How You Motivate People

    1 December 2012

    In a leadership role, and anyone who is responsible for the performance of others is a leader, you are always setting an example whether consciously or not. If you’re hacked off who is going to pick it up? Everyone.

  • top performer

    Decide To Be A Top Performer

    14 October 2012

    Many people start a new job or their job description changes and they have the attitude, ‘I’ll wait and see whether or not this job comes up to my expectations.’

  • positive mindset

    Protect Your Positive Mindset

    11 July 2012

    Protect your attitude in sales and leadership roles

    The laws of aerodynamics tell us that the bumble bee cannot fly. Its wings are too small, it’s too heavy, it has insufficient muscle and it’s the wrong shape. Technically there is no known way that a bumble bee can get off the ground. But fortunately, no one has told the bees and they carry on flying around.

  • Set The Direction

    The First Rule of Leadership – Set the Direction

    5 July 2012

    Your ability to set the direction, quite rightly, is a key focus of good leadership training. What’s your goal? What key areas do you need to work on? What are the priorities?

    Your responsibility to your followers is to be clear about where you are headed. You must define the performance objective.

  • Leadership sweet spot

    The Leadership Sweet Spot

    19 June 2012

    In this hard to predict economy, two themes are clear – first, competition is strong and getting stronger. Your competition is just a click away. And second, as products and services become more and more alike, the difference is people. The only thing your competitors cannot copy is the relationships you have with your team and your customers. That’s why inspirational leadership training is vital to business success.

  • 12 Major causes of failure in leadership

    The 12 Major Causes of Failure in Leadership

    19 May 2012

    Leadership training normally focuses on what you should do, however it is is just as important to know what NOT to do.

  • New model of leadership

    The New Model of Leadership

    15 May 2012

    GrowthStream is highly practical, so you can use it to address real problems
    People leadership is the new core competency. To thrive in today’s market we simply cannot afford to field anything but teams of A players.