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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.
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- Holding yourself accountable as a leader with a daily question
Did I do my best as a leader yesterday and what will I do differently today? I heard a senior leader talking about a daily reflection he has each day over his morning coffee: he asks himself if he was the best leader he could be the day before and reflects on what he will do differently …Get clear about purpose – a one week challenge
What is your purpose? Yes, your life purpose but also your purpose right now? How often are we or the people around us doing things with no clear sense of purpose? Does it matter? You bet! I heard someone having what started as a routine conversation on the phone, when suddenly the energy, passion and …Fear is the mind killer – a great quote
Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little – death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. …Budgets and Business plans are a waste of time
A bold statement I know! Realising that I could be missing something, Andrew Dunn an associate with extensive experience in managing the finance side of budgets for major hotel groups kindly agreed to run a sense check and give his own thoughts on the subject. We would love to know what you think Murray says: …Have you ever “gone round the room” and failed?
A great blog from Seth Godin who as always gets to the point quickly and makes it with great conviction!Recognising the forgotten ones and what they bring
We have our stars. We are always on the look out for them and make sure that when we find them they are rewarded. We expound their virtues to all who will listen and look to grow and develop them to be ready for the next opportunity. When they leave it is a great loss. Then there …Collaborative Strategy vs competitive thinking
“Tomorrow’s strategies will not come from competitive thinking rather they will come from radical thinking about how best to discover and create value. Value creation starts with people united with a purpose that creates passion for discovering how to create more and more value together.” This is an excerpt from a good article on Collaborative …Switch off, breathe and switch on
Switch off from all those “urgent” e-mails, appointment reminders, to do lists, reports Switch off from those “important” calls to receive and make Switch off from Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and all the rest Switch off from the music, the radio and whatever other noise surrounds you Switch off from other people and their busyness …One final question before that difficult decision
There are many questions we ask when making difficult decisions: we think through all that go wrong and we second guess people’s reactions. One final question to ask yourself: What will happen if I don’t do it? What will happen if nothing changes and we keep going the way we are going? What will happen to my …Check the facts and turn up the volume on the positive thinking
We can all experience situations when our mind can take on a life of its own allowing negative thoughts whether about ourselves or others in a particular situation to get out of hand with unwelcome consequences for our own confidence and behaviour. Most of us are fortunate in that we do not allow the thoughts …