8 ways to successfully identify confidence

The following article appeared on the leading HR website Changeboard Posted on 27th January 2016 by Robert Kelsey “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right”. So said US industrialist Henry Ford – condemning half the population to self-fulfilling under-confidence. Ford’s maxim is, in fact, wrong, beacause Ford misunderstood the nature of confidence. Confidence is not omnipotence. …

Groups to avoid: the moaning canteen gang

I call them the “moaning canteen gang” – that coterie within any sizeable company that hates their employer. They’re certain their bosses can do no right – and are vocal in letting everyone know: advertising their disgruntlement – usually during breaks – like a badge of honour. The moaning canteen gang is a tight unit. It knows who’s onside and …

SEVEN STEPS TO NAVIGATING Fear of failure

The following article appeared in the latest edition of Flybe magazine:   WORDS ROBERT KELSEY   Step One: DISCOVER YOUR TRUE VALUES Visualising your goals could lead you in the wrong direction without first establishing your true values. • Research your values across a long enough timeframe to span different moods and needs (for example, Sunday family get-together, Monday meeting, …

Entrepreneurs must learn the art of delegation

The following article appeared on Small.Business.co.uk on 21st August 2015.   Delegation is the key when it comes to heavy workloads ‘Get Things Done’ author and small business owner Robert Kelsey discusses how entrepreneurs can overcome their fear of delegation. “All careers end in management” is one of my favourite pearls of work-life wisdom – not least because it’s true. …

The Browser: Five books – Robert Kelsey on Overcoming Insecurities

The following article is currently on The Browser as part of their Five Books series. The interview was conducted by Sophie Roell.   Most self-help books promise to take you from 0 to 100, but many people reading them are starting at minus 100. The author of What’s Stopping You? picks books that helped him understand his own insecurities, and …