Success – what does it mean to you?

What does success mean to you? The thing about success is that you don’t need to look far below the surface to realise it is such a personal thing. There is a generic, shallow version of success – money, luxury car, big house, exotic travel – and yet for most people this could not be further from the truth. Imagine blowing …

News – Nathan Seaward Podcast

I have been featured on this month’s podcast with Nathan Seaward a powerful coach and deep, authentic thinker. This is what Nathan said: How do you answer the question, Who am I? I am 5ft 8in? I am a son, brother, uncle? I am a pilot? I am a New Zealander? I am a deep thinker? Who are you? David took …

How A Sprout Made Me Fat…

…And Other Business Problems You Might Have. What are your competing commitments? Have you ever noticed going for something you really want and yet feeling like you are wading through treacle to get there? Maybe weight loss is important to you and you either quickly lost momentum or always bounced back to where you were before? Or you are working …

Story Telling – The Power of Permission

What is the most surprising question you have ever been asked? Opening a conference for 400 teachers in Liberia taught me powerful lessons about the power of story telling. The night before I had no idea what I was going to say. Four hundred teachers had travelled from all over Liberia to hear us speak, and I was to speak …

Are you a creator or a reporter?

Do you live in a created world, where you are responsible for creating everything that happens in that world? Or do you live in a reported world where you are a reactor to things that happen? There will be clues in the day to day language that you use – and language is a fundmental part of who you are. …

The Fly – Where are you blind to opportunity?

Have you ever missed an opportunity? I would be amazed if you haven’t, it is all part of life. And yet have you noticed the opportunity right in front of you and spotted it just too late? +++ I was sitting working at my MacBook wearing my lovely new headphones that Truda bought me for our anniversary. When I wear …

The Eight Fundamentals In Creating Real Business Value

What is your business worth beyond its basic asset value? Could it ever be sold? Would its value to you be life changing? I have recently been pondering how to value a nine year old business that has grown to an eight-figure turnover. The business has grown organically over nine years with a list of blue chip clients. This would …

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Who Really Wants Authentic Leadership?

A much overused buzzword in the corporate realm is Authentic Leadership. What does being an authentic leader really mean? Do corporations really want authentic leadership? How does authenticity relate to integrity? Extraordinary Coach David Taylor shares some of his thoughts on Authenticity Leadership and Authenticity v Integrity. Watch on Youtube. What does Authentic Leadership mean to you? Discuss below.