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Nico Human talks about opportunities in the times of Corona

Effective leadership in the time of Corona

By Nico Human |

In this video Nico talks about lessons learnt from effective leaders in these uncertain times. He explores how these individuals are managing to turn the Covid disaster into Covid opportunities.

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Choosing Joy

Grit Toolkit Part 4: Choosing Joy

By Nico Human |

Part 4 of 4 in The Apple, the Line and Your Emotions series. Choosing happiness, practicing gratitude and finding joy. The fourth game-changer those amazing leaders employ, is that they constantly choose happiness. There are two operatives at play here: (a) Happiness is a choice and (b) it is a choice that these leaders make…

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Mastering your emotions

Grit Toolkit Part 3: Your Emotions.

By Nico Human |

Part 3 of 4 in The Apple, the Line and Your Emotions series. Another essential part of the toolkit that those observed leaders employ, is that they constantly work to master their emotions. This is not an area often discussed, and some people prefer to steer well clear of the subject. Men like myself –…

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The Line - Life Coaching Tool

Grit Toolkit Part 2: The Line.

By Nico Human |

Part 2 of 4 in The Apple, the Line and Your Emotions series. The next game changer people with grit use, is that they constantly work to keep their thoughts above ‘the line’. This imaginary line is a great little tool to help you organize and control your thoughts and bringing them to a place…

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Square Breathing Exercises

Square Breathing

By Nico Human |

“All I need is the air that I breathe, and to love you”, The Hollies sang in the seventies. Breathing is an essential and life-giving activity that we involuntarily participate every moment of our lives. We take it for granted. Many of us are oblivious to how much it affects us every day in our…

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Apple analogy life coaching

Grit Toolkit Part 1: The Apple.

By Nico Human |

Part 1 of 4 in The Apple, the Line and Your Emotions series. “Vasbyt!” is an expression I grew up with. Literally meaning, “Bite down and hang on!” in Afrikaans (my first language), it is used as an encouragement on the sportsfield, in real life – whenever adversity is faced. It conjures up the image…

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Leadership Lesson from a Teenager

Leadership Lesson from a Teenager

By Nico Human |

It happened one busy Saturday morning many years ago. My son and I had stopped at Canadian Superstore to buy something. We knew exactly what we wanted, and once we found our bearings in the huge store, we headed straight there. Total male thing, totally focussed shopping! Then I noticed something. People were noticeably friendlier than…

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Ba fun

Be the FUN you want to see

By Nico Human |

Seven ideas to put more fun in your life. Recently, in a group I was working with to drum up their teamwork, it became apparent that they spend an inordinate amount of time on work, on personal and professional development, and on duties and responsibilities. There was just no time left for fun! We decided…

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Living Above “The Line”​

By Nico Human |

It’s tough to stay optimistic in the world we live in today! This is something that comes up a lot these days for my clients, my friends and acquaintances … and sometimes myself! Our positive vibes are constantly challenged with busyness, bad news and demands on our time that can drive us over the edge.…

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