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  • Nicos Paschali 5:24 pm on October 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Life is not fair and that can be very good for you! 

    When you are hit by adversity or have your life disrupted, how do you respond? Some people feel victimised. They blame others for their plight. Some shut down. They feel helpless and overwhelmed. Some get angry. They lash out and try to hurt anyone they can.
    A few however, reach within themselves and find ways to cope with the adversity. They eventually make things turn out well.
    These are life’s best survivors, those people with an amazing capacity for surviving crises and extreme difficulties. They are resilient and durable in distressing situations. They regain emotional balance quickly, adapt, and cope well. They thrive by gaining strength from diversity and often convert misfortune into a gift.
    What kind are you?
  • Nicos Paschali 10:46 am on October 31, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Stand for world-class! 

    Look around the world right now, and – it’s
    not judgment, it’s simply observing – but in
    business, I spent most of my life, 35 years or more  seeing people teaching other people to do things they have never done in their life, copy paste presentations and read them aloud! 

    We call  this the collective de-
    professionalisation of business!

    Prospective learners are sceptical and misinformed from the viral networks of marketeers and pyramids of coaches! Crazy. Where are we heading?

  • Nicos Paschali 9:23 am on October 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Developing leaders as a core competency. 

    Most companies view their competitive strengths in terms of the ability to devise smart strategies and efficiently deliver the goods and services that customers want. Teaching organizations also seek winning strategies and brilliant execution, but they view the cause and effect equation differently. They start with the premise that people devise the strategies and implement the execution. Then, they focus equally on developing people.

    Leaders with that point of view make decisions differently from people using other metrics. That means not only that the choices they make are sometimes different, but also that the way they arrive at those choices is different. Because decision making is an important leadership skill, leaders in a teaching organisation teach others by opening up the decision making process so that everyone can see how and why they reached a particular decision.

    Check-out with us and learn more about the leadership programme ” Leaders as Teachers & Coaches” and find out about the journey to become a great organisation.

    We help organisations becoming leaning and teaching organisations by teaching your leaders to teach their leaders and associates and Unlock the Teaching Potential of Your Company’s Best and Brightest.

    And enjoying the following benefits:

    • Help to drive business results
    • Stimulate the learning and development of leaders and associates
    • Improve the…skills of those who teach
    • Strengthen organisational culture and communications
    • Promote positive business and organisational change
    • Reduce cost by leveraging top talent”
  • Nicos Paschali 7:07 am on October 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Manage today and lead for tomorrow. 

    Over the 35 years of my professional career of starting up and managing a number of business trying to determine why some companies succeed and others fail or just limp along. My conclusion: the winners have “good leaders who nurture the development of other leaders at all levels of the organization.” These leaders urge their workers to see reality and mobilize the appropriate responses. The evidence comes from observing how much time their chief executives spend “formally and informally” on teaching. They conclude that those firms’ success is a direct result of everyone’s pulling in the same direction. Of course we cannot ignore small entrepreneurial companies where a product innovation, speed to market or customer service can make all the difference.

    In all my business activities (and still do) I have been a teacher, teaching and coaching my staff things such as why we are in business, why we exist, who pays our wages, how to be customer centric, how to identify needs and build products and services to satisfy the customer wants. Teaching the fundamental blueprints for moving forward as an organisation.

    Think of the leader as a teacher!

  • Nicos Paschali 5:29 pm on October 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Ignite Change. 

    Great leaders create a feeling of hope that inspires people to contribute extra energy to the transformation until they arrive at the goal. To move travelers to jump in and stay the course throughout a potentially long and strenuous journey, leaders must communicate in a way that overcomes resistance and reinforces commitment.

  • Nicos Paschali 10:05 am on October 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Innovative Leadership. 

    In a virtual and fast-moving world, companies and people must become more adaptive and competitive or risk becoming obsolete and going out of business.

    The question is: How do we discover and grow new innovations systematically and reliably while still producing the products and services that make money to keep the lights on and pay employees?

    In short: How does a company remain both productive and adaptive?

  • Nicos Paschali 10:02 am on October 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Turning into trust. 

    Employees of organizations that report high trust levels perceive their leadership as consistent and capable, and can explain how their roles specifically contribute to the organizations’ strategic missions.

    Ninety percent of these high-trust organizations actively pursue alignment as a key driver of trust (and, subsequently, business results).

    “High-trust organizations are able to get their people to go beyond engagement (which is a focus on their jobs only) to involvement (which is sharing responsibility for the success of the organization),”

  • Nicos Paschali 9:50 am on October 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    The Trust Differentiator! 

    Happy employees cost less—so much so, in fact, that leading companies from around the world are found to significantly invest in their culture and working environment, even during times of economic belt-tightening.

    The return-on-investment of a positive work environment and a company culture that promotes trust and collaboration is undisputed, according to research conducted by Burson-Marsteller and the Great Place to Work Institute.

    A study of 20 of the top 25 best workplaces in the world finds that corporate spending on workplace programs during the past year has increased for 30 percent of respondents and stayed the same for the other 70 percent. One hundred percent of the senior executives surveyed indicate that satisfied and engaged employees positively affect an organization’s bottom line.

    So, what are YOU doing about it?

  • Nicos Paschali 1:31 pm on October 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply  


    To be effective as a leader, you must do more than communicate. You must connect. Whether it is in the context of a one-on-one encounter, a small group discussion, or making a speech before an audience of thousands, the best leaders connect with people—in a way that touches their heart and leaves them transformed in some way.

  • Nicos Paschali 8:08 pm on October 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Speak Better English in 5 Days! 

    The fastest way to learning Spoken English -Guaranteed!

    Five exciting days full of activity and challenges which will provide you with the self confidence and courage to speak English with correct grammar and pronunciation and a richer and more precise vocabulary.

    The seminar is based on new advances in educational approaches. You will have a different mastery and understanding of English and of communication in general. Your mindset will be more flexible as you learn the basic culture underlying international business language. You will be able to be creative in the language as opposed to struggling to keep up with what is going on.

    This is a first time ever opportunity to experience a form of learning, specifically designed to help the subconscious mind activate reserve capacities rarely placed at your disposal, and this will give you a kind of “User’s Guide” to maximise your personal efficiency long after the course itself. Every bit of scientific data shows that this method lets people learn between 2 1/2 and 3 times as fast as any other method and with longer retention.

    The course is so much fun that you will spontaneously remember everything that has happened and all the information connected to the group experience.

    Three Courses are available, one for Beginners, one Intermediate and one Advanced level. For real beginners the course can be customised to reach the expected level between one and four weeks.

    What you will achieve

    Learning that goes 2½ to 3 times as fast as any other approach, Creates more efficient use of your resources, Motivation, Higher self-esteem and more self-confidence, Better recall of everything you learn, An overcoming of fear of failure, ridicule, and shyness.

    Get in touch with us at, nicospas@gmail.com

    Participation limited to 12 places per course


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