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The First Steps to Living A Life Less Ordinary

Everyone would like a vibrant life truly filled with meaning and purpose.  To live a life less ordinary. But can you honestly say 'yes, this is me'? Or perhaps, you find life slipping by underpinned by a deep sense of frustration about how things are turning out. If so, then try this simple exercise as [...]

The First Steps to Living A Life Less Ordinary2019-07-14T06:03:37+01:00

5 Actions to Drive Your Leadership Performance

If you are fortunate enough to already hold a leadership position then you should be aware that remaining stationary in terms of your own development is not an option! A key feature for successful leaders is their ability to drive their own as well as others performance. With this in mind, here are five steps [...]

5 Actions to Drive Your Leadership Performance2019-07-07T05:45:38+01:00

Goal Setting that actually works!

  Goal setting is a central component of individual, team and organisational performance. Depite this, oftentimes attempts can be half hearted or the approach adopted completely outdated. Below, I am providing you with a simple but effective model (see diagram below) that provides an effective process through which you can set and achieve you goals [...]

Goal Setting that actually works!2019-05-31T14:54:01+01:00

Stop doing these 6 things & enhance your performance

  1. Easing into your day. Instead focus on your most important and/or challenging task first. 2. Ignoring your health. How can you possibly perform to your optimum level if you are neglecting your physical and mental health? 3. Multi-tasking. Constantly switching between tasks depletes mental energy. You are also far more likely to make [...]

Stop doing these 6 things & enhance your performance2019-05-11T14:24:36+01:00

You are more than your role: lessons in performance

  Very few individuals can honestly say that they are fulfilling their potential and working consistently to the level that they are truly capable of.  If you are one of these professionals, then consider these three topics and see if you can move forward in a more focused way. Broaden your focus Individuals tend to [...]

You are more than your role: lessons in performance2019-04-21T13:54:54+01:00

Your Past, Present & Future Self

  So many of us dedicate years trying to achieve the goals and objectives of others. Concentrating and striving to satisfy the needs of our colleagues, family and friends for example but oftentimes fundamentally dissatisfied with ourselves at a deep level. In order to feel fulfilled and to live a meaningful life, it is so [...]

Your Past, Present & Future Self2019-04-11T09:21:31+01:00

4 Steps to Improve Your Productivity

  So, how productive are you right now? If you think that this is an area that you might like to improve upon, here are 4 steps to set you on your way. 1. Identify & Remove Obstacles Firstly, in order to be truly productive, we need to identify those obstacles that are in the [...]

4 Steps to Improve Your Productivity2019-04-05T11:54:42+01:00

The Essentials for Leading Teams

Leading teams is never straight forward but when approached in the right way, effective leadership can contribute significantly to high performance environments. So how can you as a team leader promote and support effective teamwork? Well, here are some of the absolute essentials. Question team assumptions Over confidence can arise when teams assume automatically that [...]

The Essentials for Leading Teams2019-03-24T15:26:33+01:00

The Questions Every Leader needs to Answer?

Every high performance leader understands the need to consistently drive both their own and others performance. Here are five powerful questions that every leader needs to answer.... Are you willing to take full responsibility for the choices that you make? It is not only about accepting accolades when things go well but its about being [...]

The Questions Every Leader needs to Answer?2019-03-23T09:12:39+01:00

Looking for a different kind of workshop?

How many times have you invested your time, energy and money in attending a workshop only for it's contents to be completely forgotten about within a matter of days or weeks? create10 understands that for workshops to be truly impactful and long lasting they must resonate powerfully at both an individual and group level. That [...]

Looking for a different kind of workshop?2019-03-14T10:57:22+01:00