What’s this blog about?
Welcome to my thoughts and insights around personal development. You will find pieces about leadership, self reflection and the hospitality industry. There is also recommend reading and various exercises and resources to assist with growing your awareness. Take some time to enjoy and I look forward to receiving your feedback.
Quote of the week"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." Maya Angelou
- Keeping it simple the secret to success
A good reminder from Bob Herbold that simplicity is the key. http://www.theleadershiphub.com/blogs/secret-success-simplicity-and-responsiblity#comment-1756The Little Book of Leadership – it covers it all in a minute!
The Little Book of Leadership: short, sharp and to the point. Great to share with colleagues and friends. If you want to read more of Phil Dourado or leadership in general check out www.theleadershiphub.comWant to create focus, energy & joy? Think about the end
No, I don’t mean the end as in Covey’s habit – begin with the end in mind – I mean take it to the next level and think about death, your death. Your first reaction may be to recoil; but as recent funerals have reminded me, we all do contemplate death at some point. So what is positive …You may have the answer
Need help to solve a problem? Ask yourself the right questions, listen to your true self & trust – you may already have the best answerThe myth of multi-tasking
A good reminder to us that we will get more things done if we disconnect from our many sources of distraction. Oh and yes, we really can only do one thing at a time. http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/management/blogs/performance-matters/the-multitasking-myth-20130404-2h828.htmlThe Secret to finishing is Starting
Obvious, but sometimes easily forgotten! What will you start today? http://www.theleadershiphub.com/blogs/secret-finishing-startingArticle: Are you a leader or a follower? by JLCTaggart
A good article on the leadership hub by JLCTaggart reminding us that leaders are not only found at the top. This reinforces my belief that there are great leaders at every level and we have to make sure we don’t get in their way and just let them get on with it. Hope you enjoy. http://www.theleadershiphub.com/blogs/are-you-leader-or-followerThe future of television in the guest room
Guest Room TVs Beyond Video by Adam Leposa A good article that gives an overview of how televisions are moving to be more of an interface between guest content and hotel services with much of the content and services accessible via apps.Missing the point – the phone makes and receives phone calls
I bought a new smart phone recently. My big realisation after buying it was that it makes and receives phone calls really well! In the lead up to my purchase I spent significant time and energy researching the different operating systems and the phones associated with them. It took me some time, but after much …Your Brain at Work, David Rock – a Google Tech Talk
An interesting and entertaining talk about how our brain works and some strategies on how to get the best out of it. Rock’s book “Your Brain at Work” is worth a read.