Your Time With James Sweetman
Episode 30 What it takes to be a modern leader

Episode 30 What it takes to be a modern leader

October 30, 2019

Modern leadership is all about authenticity.

The focus is on empowering others rather than wielding power. The days of tolerating secrecy, lack of integrity and the concentration of power via old command and control styles of leadership are coming to an end.

In this week’s episode, I share 10 distinctions of effective modern leadership, as well as the key question, that when asked and answered, goes to the heart of what modern leadership is all about.

Episode 29 Connecting with your Inner Wisdom

Episode 29 Connecting with your Inner Wisdom

October 23, 2019

One of my favourite ways of giving my rational, logical, organising mind some time off is with meditation, particularly guided meditations and visualisations.

At a minimum it is relaxing, but it is usually insightful too. So this week, I’ll take you through a led meditation to help you connect with our Inner Wisdom and to harness the power of your unconscious mind.

Episode 28 Creating your Personal Brand

Episode 28 Creating your Personal Brand

October 16, 2019

What’s the experience you want other people to have when they interact with you?

That is the question at the heart of personal branding. In this week’s episode, we explore the concept of personal branding, why it’s important, the factors that influence your personal brand and the steps you can take to create your personal brand.

Episode 27 My Morning Routine

Episode 27 My Morning Routine

October 9, 2019

Over the years I’ve fine-tuned a morning routine that is the foundation of my work-life blend and well-being practice.

It sets me up for the day. In this week’s episode, I share the main elements of my morning ritual which will hopefully encourage you to think about how you could start your day.

Episode 26 Moving beyond your Comfort Zone

Episode 26 Moving beyond your Comfort Zone

October 2, 2019

As humans, we love our comfort zones, those spaces where we feel secure and in control.

But equally, we are hot-wired to grow and evolve which means expanding beyond the confines of our comfort zones.

In this week’s episode, I’ll explore why the emotions of worry and self-consciousness that patrol the border of our comfort zones are also signposts for personal growth and expansion.

Episode 25 Dealing with Automatic Negative Thoughts (Ants!)

Episode 25 Dealing with Automatic Negative Thoughts (Ants!)

September 25, 2019

As humans why do we have the habit of thinking negatively, about ourselves, the world around us and the future?

Until recently I didn’t know that there are categories of negative thoughts. In this week’s episode, we will explore them.

How many will resonate with you? We will also look at ways to deal with an ANT (Automatic Negative Thought) infestation!

Episode 24 Why most change initiatives fail.

Episode 24 Why most change initiatives fail.

September 18, 2019

Managing change is a core competency for most organisations.

In this week’s episode, I explore why our instinctive response is to resist change, as well as highlighting the early warning signals that indicate that a change initiative in a company is doomed to fail.

Episode 23 Cutting-edge Time Management Tips

Episode 23 Cutting-edge Time Management Tips

September 11, 2019

Like any ‘soft skill’ enhancing your Time Management and Organisational Skills is about progression in a direction.

It’s often the minor adjustments, that can make a big difference. I’m constantly adding new distinctions to my list of Time Management Tips and that’s what I’m exploring in this week’s episode.

Episode 22 September is the new January for goal-setting

Episode 22 September is the new January for goal-setting

September 4, 2019

January is the time of year when the focus is on New Year Resolutions, usually a result of overindulgence at Christmas.

However, for me, September is a better time to focus on goal-setting, perhaps it’s that back-to-school mindset.

In this week’s episode, I share 5 different ways to approach goal-setting, from the traditional to the cutting-edge. I share many powerful questions that will help you focus on what’s really important for you in the months ahead.

Episode 21 The traps to avoid when presenting

Episode 21 The traps to avoid when presenting

August 28, 2019

No one sets out to deliver a poor presentation, everyone does their best.

As a presentation skills coach, I’ve noticed that less than effective presenters tend to fall into 4 traps. In this week’s episode, I explore these 4 common pitfalls and most importantly, how to avoid them.