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"Goal-setting" Blog Posts

July 4, 2019

How to Show Self-Compassion – Your Top Tips!

How do you react when you make a mistake or fall short of your goals? If you're anything like me, you'll criticize yourself relentlessly. And you'll dwell on the moments before the blunder, picking apart every decision that led you there. But what if the tables were turned and it was your colleague that slipped […]

January 3, 2019

Who Said We Can't Change?

What makes a high performer? Is it hard work and commitment, or a more strategic application of effort? For Marc Effron, it's all of the above, but the second approach is the deal breaker. The subtitle of his new book, "8 Steps to High Performance," says it all: "Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore […]

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July 24, 2018

What Do Top Performers Do Differently? – #MTtalk Roundup

“When you truly study top performers in any field, what sets them apart is not their physical skill; it is how they control their minds." – Tina Brown, British journalist and author An Unlikely Champion The Comrades Marathon is one of South Africa's annual sporting highlights. It's a 56 mile (90 kilometer) ultra marathon that takes […]

February 8, 2018

18 Ways to Be the Best You Can Be

We all want to be thought of as good employees, but if we really want to fulfill our career aspirations, then we need to push ourselves to be the best that we can be! After all, if we only do the minimum required of us, we probably won't get very far. So, if you've set […]

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January 18, 2018

Your Top Tips for Staying Focused on Your Goals

Your goals are the building blocks of success. Without goals, your career, and even your life, can drift aimlessly. But having a goal is no guarantee of success – a statement of intent is just the start of your journey. You have to know how to define your goals, how to create a plan to achieve […]

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December 19, 2017

#MTtalk: Your Highlights and Lessons from 2017

"A day without learning is like a day without breathing." – Robin Sharma As we approach the end of December, you may start to focus on the new year ahead. You're thinking about your goals, and how you're going to make the next 12 months better. But it's always useful to consider the things you […]

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February 9, 2017

The Difficulties of Defining Leadership

Curious about what leadership actually means? Me too. We all know leadership is critical to maximizing success, but what exactly is it? To grasp how difficult it is to precisely define leadership, just consider the title of a recent article from Business News Daily: "33 Ways to Define Leadership." In this blog post, we'll attempt to whittle […]

January 10, 2017

#MTtalk: Making Your Goals Work for You!

This is the story of my 2017 (and the goals achieved) so far: Page 1 of 365. Mostly blank. A few pleasurable activities. Page 2 of 365. Doing things. Going about life. Nothing special. Page 3 of 365. Doing things. Washed washing. Bought groceries. Page 4 of 365. Busy with life. Doing stuff. Thought of […]

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October 6, 2016

Goal Setting: Don't Lose Motivation!

When we set ourselves a goal, we usually do so in a flush of enthusiasm and optimism. It can be a New Year's resolution to get that beach body for the summer holidays, or a determination to finally achieve that long-held career ambition. But, a few months later, we're guiltily brushing cookie crumbs from our still […]

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August 12, 2016

How I Found My Voice in My One-on-Ones

I've laughed in them, cried in them, been bored in them, and even shouted in them. No matter what your personal thoughts are about one-on-ones – whether you think they are a brilliant opportunity to get your voice heard, or you see them as a waste of time and would rather get rid of them for good […]

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