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PAUSE – and read this

By Christen Killick | Jul 27, 2021 |

You’re ready to start the week with a fresh new outlook and focus.  It’s Monday, and you’ve got this!  You’ve surveyed your schedule and you know what’s expected of you – you’re feeling calm, centred and skilfully ready.  You sit down at your desk to handle a few emails, and an hour later you look…

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That Which Binds Us Together

By Christen Killick | Jul 19, 2021 |

It’s always been a central belief of mine that focusing on what draws us together is key to building a powerful team.  As soon as you put two or more people together, each brings their viewpoint, perspective, beliefs, values, life experiences etc to the table.  As primal beings, we’re programmed to look for threats, and…

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The Strength to Be Wrong

By Christen Killick | Jul 18, 2021 |

None of us enjoy feeling stupid, and feeling wrong is just as bad.  Feeling foolish, ignorant and uninformed all fall in the same category.  And yet, if we’re going to do what we do well, we not only have to be prepared to be all of these things at some stage, but to share them…

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How Stress Commandeers Your Brain

By Christen Killick | Jul 5, 2021 |

Many of us are very familiar with the feeling of not being able to order our thoughts, or the overwhelm of our brains not being able to chart a clear path forward when we’re stressed.  What’s even more frustrating is when you know you should be able to handle what’s presented to you, but your…

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The Power of Team

By Christen Killick | Jul 4, 2021 |

“No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it.” – H. E. Luccock There is very little of great consequence that we can do alone.  Being human, we also prefer to do things together – to share ideas, to share skills, to share journeys. Being part of an effective team requires…

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Fair Exchange #4 – Balancing The Account

By Christen Killick | Jun 22, 2021 |

If you’ve ever wondered why some experiences and people leave you feeling pumped up and positive, and some seem to drain the life out of you, the answer lies in understanding The Concept of Fair Exchange.  This concept is responsible for the successful operation of every human exchange we have on a daily basis.  It’s…

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Fair Exchange #3 – 3 Ways To Guard Your Energy From Leaks

By Christen Killick | Jun 14, 2021 |

Over the past two weeks, we’ve discussed The Concept of Fair Exchange.  First, we recognised how this concept governs every exchange we have with another person leaving us feeling positive or negative, and then we looked at how to value our side of the equation and the energy we give it. The concept itself is that:   If you GIVE more than…

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Fair Exchange #2 – Valuing Our Side of The Exchange

By Christen Killick | Jun 9, 2021 |

Last week, we spoke about the simple concept that governs every interaction we have with another person, The Concept of Fair Exchange.  Understanding this concept is the key to whether our relationships grow and advance, or decline and fall away.  It’s the key to whether we are energised or exhausted by such simple things as driving…

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The Simple Concept That Governs All Our Interactions

By Christen Killick | Jun 3, 2021 |

Reaching and maintaining balance with others. There is very little we do that doesn’t require us to interact with other people.  From our family living arrangements to driving to work, to negotiating shareholder agreements, there is one principle that governs whether these exchanges go well or not.  It’s worth refreshing our understanding and examination of…

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How Do You Handle Challenge?

By Christen Killick | May 26, 2021 |

As human beings, we can be a little sensitive to challenge.  Challenge instantly requires us to defend or change our stance which is something we handle with varying degrees of grace.  To handle challenge with grace requires flexibility that comes with such multifaceted assets as self-worth, confidence, wisdom and humility.  Acquiring and actively using these…

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