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Networking and Building Connections Rooted in Growth

Posted by Kathy Powers-Moore

When I think about networking and building connections it reminds me of what happened when I recently posted online about an exciting development at work. I was surprised and delighted by the extent of the likes and positive comments I received. Now I know there are mighty algorithms doing their thing here, but it definitely delivered a little dose of dopamine and got me thinking about the people who had interacted with my post, some from many, many years and jobs ago!

These are people not just quietly sitting in my contacts list; they actively interacted with my content, albeit mostly with a simple click on the like button. They are people in my network doing similar things with multiple other contacts, on a massive scale, sending content, energy and messages along tiny invisible communication networks. It’s similar to how we know trees communicate.

Aspire Leadership is a corporate partner with the wonderful National Forest Company, the organisation responsible for leading the creation of the National Forest, a new wooded landscape in the Midlands. For obvious reasons it is our pleasure to support them.


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Supporting Men’s Health in the Workplace

Posted by Jeremy Todd

‘Man up!’ How Good Leadership Saves Lives

Most of your male friends will tell you they have been told to either ‘man up’ or ‘grow a pair’ at some stage in their lives. For generations men have been encouraged to be tough, that boys don’t cry; anything less is a sign of weakness and evidence of not being good enough to be part of the world of ‘real men’. We are expected to deal with the situation alone and not to speak up, doing so is failure.

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Who’s leading your life? Uncovering limiting beliefs

Posted by Liz McKechnie

When we ask you who’s leading your life, what we mean is – it’s worth being aware of who and what influences you in your life and work.


There’s nothing wrong with allowing someone to sway our opinions and behaviour as long as we are happy with the impact and outcome.


Sometimes, however, there are people we spend a lot of time and effort trying to please, impress, or even infuriate, which means our decisions are based on trying to provoke a reaction in someone else.


And that means we’re giving that person power over what we do and sometimes how we feel. Actually, what we’re doing is handing over the reins and allowing them to lead our life for us.

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