BLOGS

SELF LEADERSHIP HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER

It’s time for a power up…

You’ll find the latest blogs from The Self Leadership Initiative, including how to guides, book reviews, some opinion pieces and stories of speakers on the topic of self leadership, plus the occasional guest feature on the topic of self leadership, here.

Why is it important to label emotions?

Learn how simply labelling emotions can take the edge off of difficult feelings and lead to better responses.

Project Management series: Part 5 – The importance of feedback and evaluation in successful projects

Wrap up your project like a pro by ensuring you've covered your evaluation and feedback processes.

Using Coaching Questions to Have Better Meetings

If you want to keep your meetings structured and on track then these coaching questions may be just the thing.

Project Management for self-leaders: Part 4 – Becoming a risk mitigation maven for maximum project impact

All projects come with risks - anticipating them well and mitigating the challenges are key to an excellent project.

How to overcome limiting beliefs

Learning to overcome limiting beliefs helps us to seize opportunities, express ourselves and reach our potential.

Project Management For Self-Leaders: Part 3 – The 5 Secret Tools For Effective Time Management In Projects

Discover how to maximise and manage your time for Project Management that delivers.

Why leaders should encourage ‘The Right Kind of Wrong’

Not all failures are created equal. Learn how leaders can recognise and promote 'intelligent failures'.

Project Management for self-leaders: Part 2 – 6 things you need to know about getting organised for Project Management excellence

Get your project ready with agreement, identifying tasks, resources & choosing the ideal Project Management method.

Using the science of gratitude to boost employee engagement

Read on to discover how you can apply the principles (and benefits) of gratitude within the workplace

Project Management for self-leaders: Part 1 – The 5 elements of visioning / goal setting you need to know

Defining your project goals & vision well helps you to generate an effective plan, maintain the purpose and inspire people.

Leadership Lessons from the Dalai Lama

A Force For Good by Daniel Goleman and The Dalai Lama sets out excellent lessons for all compassionate leaders.

Using the Logical Levels to Support Change

Dilts’ Logical Levels is an excellent tool for understanding peoples experiences and implementing effective change.

Setting up your space for success

“Psychogeography is the fact that you have an opinion about a space the moment you step into it.”

Crafting a morning routine for success

If you are looking to carve out a successful life for yourself, then the way you start your day is essential.

How coaching can help you on your leadership journey

If you are looking to level up your leadership then coaching could be an excellent choice.

The importance of being a proactive self leader

Discover why being proactive is so important to self-leaders and how you can get started with becoming more proactive.

Get more done by planning rest and learning into your life

Working away all of the time doesn't always lead to productivity. Read why you need time to rest and learn in your life.

Create a vision board to springboard your year

If you are looking for a way to achieve more this year, why not create yourself a vision board? Find out how here.

Developing a growth mindset in your teams

Why is it that some people love to push themselves, whilst others hide away - mindset may well be the key.

Looking after your mood in winter months

It can be common for people to experience a dip in their mood over winter. Learn some handy tips beating the winter blues.

Live healthier by changing your attitude to stress

Stress may not be the thing that does damage, but rather the way you think about stress.

The importance of self reflection in leadership

If you are looking to level up your leadership then practicing self reflection could be the key.

What can employers do to support mental health?

As employers try to navigate support for mental health, the dual spectrum model can offer helpful perspectives.

Are you developing the right time management skills?

Improving your time management actually requires understanding your specific challenges. Read about the categories here.

The secret to keeping your team engaged during training: pacing

If you are planning training for your team then you want buy-in, application & impact. Getting the pacing right is the key!

The Learning Ladder: a more compassionate approach to training

Discover how the Learning Ladder can empower you and your teams to achieve training excellence.

Emotional Intelligence: the key to great leadership

Studies show that people with high levels of emotional intelligence flourish in leadership positions. But what does EI mean?

Trust, transparency and getting back to the office

When deciding whether to bring your teams back into the office, an important consideration is the impact it has on trust.

Failure: The learning curve your teams need to succeed

Failure gets a negative perception but learning to embrace and utilise failure is a springboard to success.

Utilising Ikigai in the workplace

Although popular for individual wellbeing, Ikigai can also be utilised by managers and leaders to build effective teams.

Slow & steady – the power of habit building

Want a sustainable change to your behaviour? Try switching goals for habits.

Level up your leadership: learning the art of asking

Learn how five tips can help you to lead your teams with questions more effectively.

Changing the conversation to positive mental health

There are two different approaches to tackling mental health - and it's important that we shift the balance.

Is procrastination working for or against you?

Procrastination has two sides; a productive and creative process and a stress inducing panic. Which side do you fall on?

Why perk boxes and yoga are not the answer to employee wellbeing

It’s true that perk boxes and yoga sessions have their place, but these short-term fixes aren’t your first step.

The secret to getting your people to embrace change

A key task for all leaders in the workplace is helping team members to embrace and grow through change.

Could gratitude be the key to a happier 2021?

If you are looking for a more joyful and resilient life, then the science points to some simple and easy practices...

Words are worth 7%, really?

Have you ever heard the factoid that only 7% of your communication is the words you say? How can that be?

How to Feel Happier

If you've found yourself thinking "I want to be happier" then there's good news and bad news...

The Queen’s Gambit: Developing a Growth Mindset

Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' is a gripping drama and a perfect example of the journey to growth mindset.

Flexible Optimism: the key to success as a self leader

Learned Optimism is a powerful book for self leaders in-the-making to understand the importance of flexible optimism.

From zero to hero: 6 years of transformation for The SLI

As The Self Leadership Initiative turns 6, it’s time for some self reflection and celebration.

How Lockdown is Awakening Self Leadership

During Lockdown, you may have accidentally got a taste of self leadership - and found that you rather like it!

Compassion And Action: The key to successfully navigating crisis

When you witness challenges and suffering you have two routes: empathy fatigue or utilising compassion.

Fulfilling your potential with four types of behavioural change

By recognising that not all behavioural change works in the same way, you can be more targeted in your strategies for change

Book Reviews: Who Moved My Cheese & I Moved Your Cheese

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson and I Moved Your Cheese by Deepak Malhotra are two powerful books for self leaders.

The Benefits of Juggling

There are so many reasons to include juggling at your next team development session; resilience, brain boost and more!

3 ways powerful self leaders navigate a crisis like lockdown

What’s helping self leaders to navigate the lockdown in a healthier way? What tips can I implement in a crisis?

The Power of Games

Games are a powerful learning tool in any scenario because they are fun multi-layered, challenging & inspire “ah ha” moments