The desire to make your mark and show what you’re made of is a powerful driver. One that can both propel you forward as well as breed the kind of restless impatience that drives the wrong behaviours. Behaviours that mean you are seen as overly competitive, arrogant, a non-team player and difficult to manage.
This is not what people are looking for in their next manager, their next leader – the people that will take their organisation forward. These behaviours scare them, annoy them, and frustrate them but most of all they don’t know what to do with them.
Recognising that life isn’t a smash and grab could be one of the best things you ever do.
What this requires is a paradigm shift. A shift from seeing success in terms of power and acquisition to seeing it in its broader sense. Seeing that true success is living a purposeful and fulfilling life, whatever that means for you. With this in mind, there are some key things you need to focus on:
Do this and all that brilliant potential will get you exactly where you want to go.
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Stephen is one of the Ivy House Alumni, and when he completed the Programme he made a commitment to himself: take on and conquer the Brighton Half Marathon.
The game of doing the right thing on the surface, whilst at the same time making your real feelings perfectly clear, is as common as it is destructive.