The majority of these articles are written by me about teamwork, communication, leadership and cohesion.
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Often in life and in business, we don’t have a clear strategy for what we’re trying to achieve. Taking the time out to focus on designing a strategy and discussing it with our team members is something we “don’t have time for”. Discussing what is expected of everyone during an undertaking and asking everyone to…Read More
Accountability and responsibility are two words we throw around, often as if they are interchangeable. We ask for them, nay, expect them from those we operate with at work, at home, and in our communities. The key to achieving common ground here is the same as with anything else – communication; except we seldom surround…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
“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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More