Category Archives: Personal development

Richard Branson’s ‘Dear Stranger’ letter

Margaret Beaton

Richard Branson’s ‘Dear Stranger’ letter is a profound piece published on 3 February 2017. I found Dear Stranger on Happiness, a Virgin blog, packed with wise ideas shared by inspiring people.

 

Becoming a strategic leader

Margaret Beaton

The topic of becoming a strategic leader arises with more than a few of my clients who have been advised in performance discussions that they need to become ‘more strategic’ in their style of leadership. Typically, they’re in senior functional or operational roles and are being considered for enterprise-level positions. To respond, they need to … [Read More]

 

Getting from good to great

Margaret Beaton

Getting from good to great explains why and how to super-charge your career success. Most of us will remember the story of the hedgehog and the fox as a metaphor for how to succeed in business. This post shares my experience in applying the secret of the hedgehog’s success to your career. While the origins … [Read More]

 

Your leadership purpose

Margaret Beaton

In blogging about your leadership purpose, I declare I am a fan of Bill George’s well-known book True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership, first published in 2007 (pictured). While I agree with George that strong values, personal integrity and a strong sense of self are fundamental to effective leadership, in my view these traits are … [Read More]

 

Insights from the past year

Margaret Beaton

Insights from the past year comes with my best wishes to all readers of Letting Go. Stepping Up. I’ve selected these insights from posts of the past year to highlight my clients’ opportunities and challenges. The virtue of gratitude When was the last time you said thank you to a member of your staff, a service … [Read More]

 

Overcoming your fear of failure

Margaret Beaton

Overcoming your fear of failure is the sequel to my earlier post on fear of failure. Overcoming your fear of failure is not easy, but it can be done, especially if you are determined to take your personal and professional development to the next level. There is no magic pill that will prevent fear of … [Read More]

 

Fear of failure

Margaret Beaton

Fear of failure is pervasive. It affects everyone to varying degrees and in different ways. While most of us recognise our fear, few of us understand just how limiting this fear can be, or what we can do to prevent and overcome its adverse effects. This post on fear of failure is in two parts. … [Read More]