Does The President Elect Have What It Takes To Mobilize a Nation of Followers?

It is widely documented and believed that authenticity is a key attribute in great leaders. In fact, President-elect Trump’s entire campaign rested on this notion. He was REAL – the politicians on Capitol Hill are not – it’s time for a change. It seems that the people agree. It is almost as if, the people crave it. In our current world of social media and selfies, perfect meals, perfect family vacations and perfect complexions, what people are craving more than ever is authen

7 Principles of Effective Communication

Having consulted to hundreds of businesses in more than 50 industries across the world, the one critical issue that is raised most often is communication. Communicating with others in an effective way is difficult because there are so many variables that come into play. There is the environment in which the communication takes place, the medium or technology used, the personal experiences, background, culture, attitudes, values and beliefs of the parties, not to mention the l

5 Principles of Leadership

They say that when you have a near-death experience, your whole perception of life changes. I was never able to truly understand what this meant......until 8:12am on the 15th October 2013. I woke up that morning feeling excited and energised. I was still feeling the high of a successful session delivered the previous day and had been given the opportunity to meet and network with some amazing people. I was due to leave the city of Cebu, Philippines, that afternoon after 2 day

R&R - The Silver Bullet to Motivating & Engaging Your Team

R&R - two terms that get thrown around a lot in all organizations. However not many organizations manage to actually excel in these areas. Why? Well, because many organizations think that R&R is expensive and takes a lot of time away from productivity. In fact, the opposite is true. If R&R is done right it not only increases productivity but it will well exceed it's cost through the returns to the team and the company. And by the way, I am not referring to Rest and Relaxation

3 Vital Lessons I learnt from my Toddler

Since creating Blue Zone Thinking, I have consciously been applying my motto to everything I do. When I am working out and I feel like I have reached my limit, I remind myself to push through to the Blue Zone. "Don't get comfortable Mandy - Push a little further". When I have to have a difficult conversation with a client and tell them things that may not want to hear - " Don't sugar coat it and give them a soft landing - Tell them straight Mandy. Be straight forward and hone