Becoming a Motivational Leader

April 20, 2008

 Create a Big Vision

To become a motivational leader, you start with motivating yourself. You motivate yourself with a big vision, and as you move progressively toward its realization, you motivate and enthuse others to work with you to fulfill that vision.
Set High Standards

You exhibit absolute honesty and integrity with everyone in everything you do. You are the kind of person others admire and respect and want to be like. You set a standard that others aspire to. You live in truth with yourself and others so that they feel confident giving you their support and their commitment.
Face Your Fears

You demonstrate courage in everything you do by facing doubts and uncertainties and moving forward regardless. You put up a good front even when you feel anxious about the outcome. You don’t burden others with your fears and misgivings. You keep them to yourself. You constantly push yourself out of your comfort zone and in the direction of your goals. And no matter how bleak the situation might appear, you keep on keeping on with a smile.
Be Realistic About Your Situation

You are intensely realistic. You refuse to engage in mental games or self-delusion. You encourage others to be realistic and objective about their situations as well. You encourage them to realize and appreciate that there is a price to pay for everything they want. They have weaknesses that they will have to overcome, and they have standards that they will have to meet, if they want to survive and thrive in a competitive market.


Unlock Your Potential  

Accept Responsibility

You accept complete responsibility for results. You refuse to make excuses or blame others or hold grudges against people who you feel may have wronged you. You say, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” You repeat over and over the words, “I am responsible. I am responsible. I am responsible.”
Take Vigorous Action

Finally, you take action. You know that all mental preparation and character building is merely a prelude to action. It’s not what you say but what you do that counts. The mark of the true leader is that he or she leads the action. He or she is willing to go first. He or she sets the example and acts as the role model. He or she does what he or she expects others to do.
Strive For Excellence

You become a motivational leader by motivating yourself. And you motivate yourself by striving toward excellence, by committing yourself to becoming everything you are capable of becoming. You motivate yourself by throwing your whole heart into doing your job in an excellent fashion. You motivate yourself and others by continually looking for ways to help others to improve their lives and achieve their goals. You become a motivational leader by becoming the kind of person others want to get behind and support in every way.
Your main job is to take complete control of your personal evolution and become a leader in every area of your life. You could ask for nothing more, and you should settle for nothing less.

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A Whole New Mind

April 9, 2008

A Book which is on my “I must read that List” is Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind and I was therefore interested to read an article in People Management’s 3 April issue.

“For most of the past century the world belonged to these knowledge workers – to people who could crunch numbers, think analytically and acquire and use theoretical knowledge.  But the future belongs to a different kind of person, with a different kind of mind – to artists, inventors, designers and storytellers.  We are moving away from an economy built on the logical, linear, analytical capabilities associated with the left hemisphere of the brain, to one that is based on inventive, empathetic ‘right-brain’ abilities.”

“So what exactly are we all supposed to do in order to thrive in what I like to describ e as the conceptual age?  After spending the past several years looking into this questions, I’ve identified six key right-brain aptitudes that we need to master to complement our left-brain thinking – to help us become, in other words, whole-minded.  These “six senses” – design, story, symphony, empathy, play and meaning – are not new…but…we’ve lost the knack of telling stories, seeing the big picture or empathising with the people around us.”

Daniel Pink will be leading a masterclass at this month’s HRD 2008 conference, the CIPD’s learning and development event.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has either read the book or who attends the above masterclass.

Jamie Nast is coming to the UK!

April 6, 2008

Jamie Nast

I am delighted to say that Jamie Nast (author of Idea Mapping) will be delivering a 2-day workshop on 30th September and 1st October.  The venue details have not yet been finalised but I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, here’s a link to Jamie’s website for further details about the content:-

and a link if you’d like to register:-

The cost is US $695 for the 2 days (excluding accommodation) – which at today’s exchange rate is less than UK £350 – a real bargain and a workshop not to be missed!

I’ve just registered and am really looking forward to the experience and to meeting Jamie face-to-face.

See you there?  Please let me know if you register.