Stone Cold

Stone Cold

Just about everything that happens in life–with regards to humans–is a product of the activities of the mind/heart. Leaders are definitely no exception to this rule. In truth if anything, leaders should be more aware of this.
Most leaders have developed a stone cold and insensitive heart/mind that they no longer realise that human beings are at the center of all they do; both as employees and/or partners, or as customers/clients.
They know the vast majority of widely accepted leadership laws, policies, theories and all what-nots (they probably even wrote some of them). They even talk the leadership talk and move in desirable circles but the insensitivity of their heart has slowly but surely blinded them to the true purpose of leadership and the value it adds to all involved.
We have–most often than not–fallen prey to things like this at one time or the other;
– We protect our own interest at all cost with no consideration whatsoever for anything or anyone else.
– We’ll say and do anything provided it gets us into certain circles and fattens our wallets and/or bank accounts.
– We’ll mindlessly throw sound values and standards out the door for recognition.
We’ve all had times when we’ve made mistakes like this on a small or large scale; intentionally or unintentionally.
We’ve gotten used to saying the widely acceptable things that we’ve lost sight of what is sound and sustainable. We’ve let our hearts/minds become stone cold and insensitive that it has lost the warmth that is needed to add value to lives and improve situations.
Believe it or not, you cannot be a worthy leader if you lack warmth. You can’t be frozen cold within and expect to be sound without; leadership does not work that way because it involves people. If you want to add any bit of value to people’s lives or get them them to work with you willingly then you must lead from a heart of warmth.

Make a decision today to lead from a heart of warmth. Make your group/organisation/institution a productive place that steadily improves and advances.
If you discover you are not producing the kind of results you desire, check the condition of your heart/mind and be willing to adapt your perception and behaviour; I’m willing to help.

*Most individuals believe warmth has no place in leadership; very untrue.
Here’s the truth: Leadership has no value and serves no true purpose without warmth*

Lead right and Live light

Belinda

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How to Protect yourself from Bad Publicity

How to Protect yourself from Bad Publicity

Hi there everyone. Before anything else, I want to say a big thank you to all who have shown and expressed their appreciation for the value that my posts have added to them these past few weeks; I’m honoured to be a part of your journey.
Today, I’ll be giving you a few pointers on how to protect yourself from bad publicity.
As leaders, the one thing that rings true for most of us–regardless of the leadership level–is that our lives are no longer as private as it was before we took up our roles as leaders. Each one of you have now taken a step further into the ‘public eye’ and it’s only wise that you know what to do to protect yourself from unecessary commotion and negative publicity.
Rather than give a speech about them, I’ll list them out so that it’s easier for you to read, retain and recall.

1. Don’t lash out in anger with no cause.
2. Don’t carelessly scream out profanity at people.
3. Don’t thoughtlessly call people names.
4. Don’t use your anger as an opportunity for revenge.

As simple as this list might be, it could be your ‘court-free’ card. I really need you to take this seriously because this affects not just your position as a leader but your life in general.
Save yourself the stress and resources of repairing the damage that would occur if you ignore this list.
In my experience (professional and otherwise), I have found that what usually ‘tips the ship’ for leaders is usually something little–when viewed in the context of your leadership status and how hard you’ve worked to get to where you are now.
So please before you let loose on someone who is really ‘driving you up the wall’, read this list above and deliberately retain it so that you’ll be able to recall it when you’re faced with a potentially explosive situation.

In my next post, I’ll be showing you 2 ways you can avoid hefty fines, strife and unecessary court cases.

Until next time

Lead right and Live light

Belinda

An Absolute Must

An Absolute Must

Hello everyone, hope you’ve had a lovely weekend? If you’ve got kids like me and you live in the UK, you probably had the kids at home all through last week; I hope you made the most of any time you spent together.
I’ll be talking about something that is at the heart of what I do and something that is an absolute must for you; if life and leadership mean anything to you. That thing is: Seasoned Leadership.
So, what exactly is seasoned leadership and who is it for?
I ‘see’ seasoned leadership as a fresh perspective on leadership and life.
It is–in a little over a few words– a practical model for the real and practical leader who will not settle for mediocrity. It is for that leader who refuses to waste time, resources and effort for that which will only bring shallow and collapsible results in his/her life and leadership roles.
Seasoned Leadership really is at the heart of everything I do and to that effect, every resource I have created, I’m  creating and will create for leaders; was, is and will tend towards seasoned leadership. This is because I honestly believe that it’s one of the best ways to build a life that is real, productive and sustainable. Seasoned Leadership takes into account the 3 facets of leadership namely: the Leader, the Team and the Environment.
Whatever leadership level you operate at, in whatever capacity you carry out your leadership functions; these 3 facets will always be present and you’ll do well to take them into account if you want to achieve operational and financial success.
I’ll let you take this in for now and we’ll continue from here next week. As you know by now, I’m not one for very lengthy posts.

Have a great day and week ahead. Until next time;

Stay Productive and Enjoy your life,

Belinda
The Seasoned Leadership Coach