The majority of these articles are written by me about teamwork, communication, leadership and cohesion.

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November – Assess. Simplify. Focus.

By Christen Killick | Nov 8, 2021 |

With the new year almost visible on the horizon, time has already started to speed up as this year brings itself to a close.  2022 still seems a little futuristic to me, and yet here we are considering it.  Rather than allowing ourselves to be carried away by the speed of the closing year and…

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NOVEMBER Is The Time To Reassess (Self Management #3)

By Christen Killick | Nov 1, 2021 |

November is that month where there is enough left of the year ahead to still be present in it, and enough behind us to be able to evaluate how it’s gone.  We can see the new year starting to appear on the horizon, but we can’t quite put this current year to bed yet.  November…

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Is Your Year Developing A Speed Wobble? (Self Management #2)

By Christen Killick | Oct 25, 2021 |

Welcome to the part of the year where time speeds up and the wheels fall off! Every year around this time, the end of the year starts to race towards us as the coming year arrives on the horizon.  Life can become pressurized and overwhelming.  The 4th quarter has always been an interesting time to navigate, and…

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But First, Self-Management #1

By Christen Killick | Oct 24, 2021 |

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be talking about some of the keys to our own self-management.  Last week, I wrote about one of the central premises of stress awareness and self-management – that of our ability to control what we focus on.  I also noted that self-management will always trump leadership – that before…

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Taking Back Control of Your World

By Christen Killick | Oct 16, 2021 |

One of the most stressful things that we can do is focus solely on what goes on in the world around us.  When we focus on what happens around us – the physical reality, circumstances and the things that are happening TO us – we feel out of control and our stress levels rise.  One…

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Assuaging the Global Pandemic of Self-Doubt

By Christen Killick | Oct 5, 2021 |

Many of us are experiencing for the first time in our lifetimes the effects of prolonged uncertainty, change, and “operating conditions” that are continuously out of our control and difficult, if not impossible to plan for.  Whilst this global pandemic started as one of physical health, it has become one that has tested our mental…

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The Case For Honesty

By Christen Killick | Sep 20, 2021 |

All of us are constantly trying to balance our needs.  When we are out of balance, our behaviours, responses, and decisions are all governed by trying to get back into some sense of balance.  With any luck, we find and choose healthy ways to rebalance ourselves; but balance we must, even if we have to…

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Creating Cohesion Out Of Chaos

By Christen Killick | Sep 13, 2021 |

When I first started translating the Crew Resource Management skills that flight crews use into other business teams, I thought I was sharing strictly communication skills.  I very quickly realised that you can’t address human communication without coming smack bang up against culture, and that together, communication and culture are the grease that allow the…

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Effective Communication – A Reminder

By Christen Killick | Sep 6, 2021 |

As this current Global Pandemic chapter continues to stretch out, the conversations around us ebb and morph.  We are all being challenged on deeply personal levels to form opinions that affect our here and now as well as our future, at the same time as trying to keep a handle on the operation of our…

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The One Thing That Supports or Undermines EVERYTHING You Do

By Christen Killick | Sep 1, 2021 |

If there was only one thing that decided whether you could find peace, synergy and forward movement within your family, your team at work, your community, and your country – would you want to know what it was?  If there was only one thing that influenced every decision you made and action you took, that…

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