Why You Need To Have Confrontations

  “In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength but by perseverance” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. If you want to be authentic, to live by your values without fail, then you must expect confrontation. The only alternative is to be completely alone, living like a hermit in a damp isolated Read More

Your Entire Life Is Controlled By These…

Every decision you make, in fact your entire life, is controlled by psychological “frames”. WHAT IS A FRAME? A ‘frame’ is the lens through which you see the world. You have thousands of frames. They allow you to understand the world and make it easier to survive through new situations. Because of your life experience, you will have frames that Read More

Easy Confrontations: How To Be Assertive Without Conflict

After many years of working with offenders and managing staff, I’ve slowly learned to overcome my fear of confrontation. At first, when a tattooed up gang member would yell at me and cry and threaten, I would fold like deck-chair. Slowly, over time, I learned to use exercises, templates and courage to become more assertive. This built my confidence which in turn built my assertiveness. By stepping out of my comfort zone a little more each day, I finally got to the point where I was ready to face any challenger. Read More

Are Leaders Born or Made? The Top 5 Leadership Mistakes

  Do you manage staff? If so, there’s a good chance you feel like you are out on your own, under-supported, and potentially lacking the knowledge you need to do your job effectively. Are leaders born or made? Many higher level managers believe that leaders are ‘natural’, and this assumption tends to discourage them from bothering to develop and coach Read More