Monday, June 29, 2015

Who are you holding a mirror up for?

This weeks sparkenation.

"The mirror we hold up to the person next to us is one of the most important pictures she will ever see." says Seth Godin in this great post.

Who are you holding a mirror up for?

Who is holding a mirror up for you?

Be remarkable.
Ian

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Monday, June 22, 2015

These 30 a real leader|mentor be

In my Academy for leading and mentoring these are the 30 principles and practices I work with you on to apply them in your own way.


Find out more here.

Be more remarkable.
Ian

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Why remarkable leaders are remarkable mentors too

The evolution in leadership and the revolution in management is gaining momentum. This manifesto is my latest written contribution.


I'd love you to have this providing you'd really value it.

I've decided not to do the normal thing and make the download freely available or even worse have you subscribe to something and then me bombard you with automated emails to tempt you to do business with me. I don't operate like this and suspect if this manifesto is for you, then you don't like this methodology either.

My manifesto is about 8 roles 21st century leaders and mentors play remarkably well. It's for you should you be on the great quest of real leadership - to see yourself as remarkable and become who you see, and you've heard the great calling of real leadership - to be a mentor for others so that they see themselves as remarkable and become who they see.


If you're not yet remarkable ("conspicuously extraordinary") in one or more of these 8 roles then my manifesto is for you. To receive it please call me on +61 418 807 898 or email ian@ianberry.biz with a paragraph or two about why you'd like to have my manifesto.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Monday, June 15, 2015

Being kind is a key to being remarkable

This weeks sparkenation.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Ian MacLaren/John Watson.

Be remarkable.
Ian

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Being and becoming is where all leadership begins

This weeks sparkenation.

Living this purpose and inspiring others to do the same is at the heart of remarkable leadership.

Be remarkable.
Ian

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Are You Asking For What You Want?

I recently saw this sign on a tip jar at a cafe:

Are You Asking For What You Want?

This is a great example of a business being very clear about what they want customers to do! Sure, it might offend a few people, but it's obviously done in a light-hearted way that's more likely to cause laughter than anger.

Are You Asking For What You Want?

Are you? Or are you not being clear, because you're worried about being too aggressive or nervous about offending your customers? Or perhaps you didn't even think it was necessary, because you assumed they would know what you want?

This plays out in a number of places in your personal and professional life, online and offline - for example:

  • Do all your Web pages end with a clear call to action for the site visitor?
  • Does your promotional material tell people exactly how to take the next step?
  • In an important conversation at home or at work, do you clearly say what you would like others to do?
  • As a leader delivering a message, is your audience clear about what you want them to do?

Asking isn't the same as telling. It's simply a way of making your preferred outcome clear to the other person. It's up to them to decide how they will (or won't) meet that outcome.

Monday, June 1, 2015

"As within, so without"

This weeks sparkenation.

Goethe was a very wise man. A piece of his wisdom that I hold dear is that what we see in the world is what we hold in our heart. Another way of saying this is the universal law of “As within, so without.”

If you want to change your world, change yourself. 

A key way to do this is through the practice of mindfulness.

For most people emotions are things that happen to us.

Mindfulness is the practice where we train ourselves to see our emotions differently. Meditation is a key.

It’s been said that prayer is about asking, meditation is about listening!

I practice breath meditation which is one of the styles referred to by experts as focused-attention. I also practice meditation while walking.

Sleep is also a form of meditation as I was reminded in an email recently from Evan Carmichael.

I'd highly recommend you research meditation and adopt a practice that suits you. Doing so will help to see and experience your emotions differently and to detach from outcomes and what other people do or don't do.

If you practice meditation already I'd love to know your experience. Please email me ian@ianberry.biz

Be remarkable.
Ian

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