Leader’s Map Blog

  • Who inspires you?

    By on December 13, 2013

    “To inspire” according to the Oxford English Dictionary, means to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something. It comes from the Latin “inspirare”, literally meaning to breathe or blow into. It had religious origins of “breathing in the Spirit”. When we...

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  • Are you checking your progress?

    By on December 6, 2013

    I know of one business where there are 2 people “checking” for 1 person “doing”. Unsurprisingly, it is not the most entrepreneurial business I have come across! I also know of a few businesses that were very poor at checking and they are no longer in...

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  • How can you focus on what is most valuable?

    By on November 29, 2013

    Stephen Covey, in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, said “The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” And I would add …but make sure you prioritise what is most valuable. How can you assess what is the...

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  • How can you become more effective?

    By on November 22, 2013

    We are at our most effective when we simply prioritise what is most valuable and then do it. When we are at our least effective we are event-driven and get side-tracked. Frank was part of a substantial global company and was seen as a highly effective...

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  • What will stop you going off-course?

    By on November 15, 2013

    Having the right vision and a sense of direction are great, but is certainly not the whole story. As I was discussing this book with a friend in a café, the gentleman on the next table got up from his seat and turned around. On the...

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