XL Coaching

Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • New Stats: NZ Managers under-performing

    New Stats: NZ Managers under-performing

    Seen Horrible Bosses yet? Don’t think I can face it. More research out this week (Auckland Uni Biz School) on how Kiwi bosses are “strikingly bad” and better training is needed. Another survey of 152 firms (Ministry of Economic Development)found our managers to be among the worst in the world for recruiting, promoting and keeping…

  • Life is a reflection of you

    Life is a reflection of you

    A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, the son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are you?” Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!” He receives the…

  • Good luck, bad luck, who knows?

    Good luck, bad luck, who knows?

    A hermit lived on the edge of a forest close to a small village. The villagers all thought he was a fool, for he spoke in paradoxes. His name was Jed. One day Jed took in a stranger who was sick and nursed him back to health. In gratitude the stranger gave him a horse.…

  • Goal Setting Forms

    Goal Setting Forms

    Print out 7 forms and then circle one heading and complete one form for each of the following areas of life. Feel free to amend the headings to authentically suit you. You may wish to set goals based on one or five years from now, or see what emerges as you ask the following questions…

  • Motivation: How Do I Give It? How Do I Get It?

    Motivation: How Do I Give It? How Do I Get It?

    Research has shown that only 25% of all employees are performing at their full potential. Research has also shown that up to 67% of managers struggle with trying to motivate people to perform, deal with problems and juggle workloads. To quote one manager, “If I could get someone else to look after my staff, this…

  • Strategies for Leadership & Self Leadership

    Strategies for Leadership & Self Leadership

    “Let’s get rid of management. People don’t want to be managed. They want to be led. Whoever heard of a world manager? World leader, yes… If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well, and you will be ready to stop managing. And start leading.” – UNITED TECHNOLOGIES ADVERTISEMENT – 1. Why don’t…

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