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Leadership Is! by Ian Kinnery

What? What exactly is leadership? One of the best ever writers on the subject is the venerable John C Maxwell and he is always worth turning to, to help with this question. You might imagine the answer is rarely a...

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Sacrifice! by Ian Kinnery

To go up, we have to give up. Whenever we want to gain something we have to give something up. If we want to buy something we have to give up some money, if we want to earn some money...

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A compassionate yet unreasonable friend-Part 2!

“A compassionate yet unreasonable friend” is one of my favourite definitions of a coach. In my last blog I discussed the concept of a compassionate yet unreasonable friend, what I would like to think about this week is the final...

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A compassionate yet unreasonable friend! by Ian Kinnery

“A compassionate yet unreasonable friend” is one of my favourite definitions of a coach. The Oxford English Dictionary defines compassion as “feeling or showing sympathy”. A great coach will always be compassionate. A great coach will understand how his client...

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Intentionally Get Better! by Ian Kinnery

There has been some revealing research over recent years about people who display great mastery of a skill set or subject matter and one of the recurring themes is that of “10, 000 hours of practice”, which being crudely précised...

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Think! by Ian Kinnery

This week’s thought comes from Keith Cunningham, one of my coaches. Take 30 minutes out of your schedule to actually THINK this week! Think….I promise it will have a profound impact on the level of success you are able to...

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Value! by Ian Kinnery

It is the value that businesses provide that allows them to remain in business. The value that a business provides is what customers choose to pay for. Customers are prepared to give something that they have, usually time or money,...

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Demonstrating Integrity! by Ian Kinnery

“Does what he says he’s going to do” is a significant measure of integrity as I said last week, and I recently heard another acid test of integrity. An American colleague was relating a conversation he had had with the...

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DWHSHGTD by Ian Kinnery

“Inward Honesty” is how my English teacher defined integrity and even at a very young age I was aware that being a person of integrity was an important and valuable thing. As I have gotten older I find I have...

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What is your style? by Ian Kinnery

I noticed when I was in a foreign capital city recently how easy it was to categorise people by their type. Standing at a busy pedestrian crossing I would notice those who would cross at the first viable opportunity, whether...

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Make Me Feel Important! by Ian Kinnery

Mary Kay Ash, the entrepreneur allegedly said, “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, “Make me feel important.” Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.”...

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Curiosity! by Ian Kinnery

One of the greatest attitudes to develop is one of curiosity. The ability to wonder how things work, what might happen next, why B followed A, is a wonderful strength. Nowhere is this more powerful than in the field of...