Stop tinkering, start changing

June 28, 2020

After a period of reflection, it is good advice to stop tinkering, start changing, and move forward with desired endeavours.

Unfortunately, it is easy to get lost in the planning stage of a project, then ‘dance around the edges’ of the action plan rather than implement proposed steps.

Stop tinkering, start changing’ is a mantra we could adopt when looking to amend habits we have identified as working against us.

A decisive intervention will create a greater splash than a cautious dipping of the toes in the pool of development. And once we have taken this initial move, we may want to continue in this new direction.

Or not. To join the conversation on the issue of ‘Stop tinkering, start changing’, please leave a comment below.

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Brian.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Do they really care what we think?

June 25, 2020

With around 7.5 billion people going through their daily routine, focused on personal goals and endeavours, maybe we should ask ‘Do they really care what we think?

Naturally, the majority of the world’s population is probably not interested in our opinions, ideas, and social media posts. But what about that small group of people who are?

Knowing that for some folk the answer to the enquiry ‘Do they really care what we think?’ is a ‘Yes’, keeps us reflecting, posting, and interacting. Being part of a circle of mutual influence, one in which learning is shared and support available to all concerned, is a strategic part of work, and life, nowadays.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial

June 21, 2020

Communication, when done well, is an art and keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial aids the artist besides the audience.

Wrapping key points and core details in a baffling preamble or unnecessary jargon undermines our ability to transmit what needs transmitting. Keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial is the opposite of this habit.

One advantage of keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial relates to how fast those receiving the messages can decode them and act upon them. Time delays may be costly in many instances for both the sender and the recipient of the notification.

You might have some ideas about keeping messages consistent, clear and crucial. To join the conversation here, leave a comment below.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do

June 18, 2020

Showcasing our potential, marketing ourselves to the world, is much about putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do.

Without putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do, it is difficult to expect others to see our worth. In saturated marketplaces – as are, for example, the popular social media platforms – it takes effort on our part to be seen. Just hoping others seek us out may mean we wait a long time before being found.

Of course, putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do is also a mindset as well as an activity. Approaching life with authenticity at the heart of our being is a powerful statement, one which says much about us.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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How negativity can upset any positive environment

June 14, 2020

When attempting to give our all to everything we do, it is wise to consider how negativity can upset any positive environment.

We only need a word out of place or a small setback to knock us off course. Quickly enthusiasm may diminish and energy decreases. From this, we are able to see how negativity can upset any positive environment. And once doubts set in, efforts tend to decline.

Likewise, the numbing impact fear of failing has on endeavours should not be overlooked. It is a key example of how negativity can upset any positive environment.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Doing one thing well before moving onto the next one thing

June 11, 2020

As much as there is pressure to start many projects, be seen to be constantly engaging in all manner of activities, doing one thing well before moving onto the next one thing is a strategy worth considering.

Doing one thing well before moving onto the next one thing implies responsibility towards completing, to the best of our ability, the task in hand.

Of course, seeing a task through to its successful conclusion might not always be possible. Nevertheless, having this intention in our heart and mind before flittering off to something else is a way of focusing our resources – time, energy and effort – for the sake of doing one thing well before moving onto the next one thing.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio

June 7, 2020

When evaluating the impact of any endeavour, we can choose to consider the extent to which we offered value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio.

Value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio’ might be thought of as a benchmark to measure our actions. Are we delivering on these key indicators? How could we increase our efforts to enhance one, two, or all three elements?

As a point of reference, ‘Value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio’ could be one of the most powerful. Few would want to engage with a service provider if they felt such things were missing in the interaction.

Setting these ideas out as proverbial food for thought, thank you for being here today. Please feel free to like and share this ‘Value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio’ post.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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What positives will you take from your last failure?

June 4, 2020

Being human, we all make mistakes and from time to time are unsuccessful in our attempts to do this or that. Accordingly, what positives will you take from your last failure?

Putting aside a sense of frustration, annoyance and so on over the setback, pondering the question ‘What positives will you take from your last failure?’ can provide vital input to help you move forward with success in the future.

Furthermore, sometimes the so-called ‘failure’, despite our upset, might lead us to better opportunities than those seeming lost to us. Missing out on promotion could motivate us to finally quit a dead-end job and seek something more aligned with our values and heart, for example.

And, of course, there will be situations less dramatic than that. All the same, it is possible to take stock of our efforts to date from a new perspective when responding to the inquiry ‘What positives will you take from your last failure?

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Who sets the expense bar for your activities?

May 31, 2020

It is easy to understand there is a cost to all actions, but who sets the expense bar for your activities?

It can be useful to explore the extent of time, money, energy and effort required to succeed in any chosen operation or project. Perhaps we need to establish who sets the expense bar for your activities and also who is in charge of the budget.

In work-related matters, the answers might be clear. Yet what about when we are investing in development to gain competency in a new skill? Clarity concerning who sets the expense bar for your activities in this situation could provide valuable input to take you forward, or not.

To share your thoughts on the question of who sets the expense bar for your activities, please leave a comment below.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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To what extent are you working with passion?

May 28, 2020

#1. To what extent are you working with passion?

#2. To what degree does the satisfaction you gain from your occupation match your level of passion for it?

#3. What do your answers to #1 and #2 tell you?

#4. What, if anything, would be different with a 0.5% increase in your engagement with your work?

#5. What would it take to implement a 0.5% increase?

#6. Will you?

#7. If yes, by when?

#8. If no, why not?

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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