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There are so many valuable opinions and ideas around.  Not all of them fit with my value system, or are along lines I agree with; but when I find something that resonates with me, I want to share it!!  I'd love to know what you're reading too - so feel free to shoot me an email and tell me! (christen@makingteamswork.co)

#4 – The Need For Love & Connection

By Christen Killick | Jul 8, 2019 |

We’re more than halfway through our series on the 6 Core Human Needs and I hope you’ve been able to use these articles to examine your own needs, as well as looking at how these needs show up in other people.  Meeting these 6 Core Needs is at the heart of every decision we make,…

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#3 – The Need For Significance

By Christen Killick | Jul 1, 2019 |

Welcome to Week 3 of our series on the 6 Core Human Needs – the human needs we all share the need for, which govern every decision we make, and which are responsible for some fairly interesting behaviour when they’re not being met!  The first two needs were Certainty, and UNcertainty – and if you…

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#2 – UNcertainty

By Christen Killick | Jun 24, 2019 |

Last week, we started a series on the 6 Core Human Needs that tie us all together as human beings.  These are the 6 Core needs that influence all our decisions and actions – the needs that, if unmet, can produce some rather interesting behaviour in us all.  In the name of understanding how we…

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#1 – Certainty (The First in a Series of Needs)

By Christen Killick | Jun 18, 2019 |

If you’ve read any number of my previous articles, you’ll know that I’m convinced that Perspective, Awareness and Clarity are the keys to successful communication (and therefore business and relationships).  The power of perspective cannot be underestimated and I hope to add to yours today.  I also write much about the fact that our individual…

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The Value Exchange

By Christen Killick | Jun 10, 2019 |

EVERYTHING is a value exchange, and therefore understanding how value is exchanged is the key to successful communication, relationships and business.  I speak often about how fundamental perception is to our understanding of the world and each other, and Value Exchange is directly hooked up to perception. The most common and easily understood method of exchanging…

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Cogs – Where the Hard Stuff & Soft Stuff Meet

By Christen Killick | Jun 3, 2019 |

When it comes to leading a team, it can be hard to figure out what to prioritise.  The bottom line tells us we should prioritise processes, profits, the facts and deadlines of any given situation.  After all, these are the tangibles that drive us on a daily basis, that we measure our success in business…

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Closing the Loop Is Your Responsibility

By Christen Killick | May 29, 2019 |

Effective communication is something we all assume we’re doing when we’ve explained our point of view to the degree we’d need to hear it in order to understand.  Unfortunately, we all see the world more differently than you’d think, and often, we drop the ball without meaning to because we haven’t taken full responsibility for…

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Time to Check Your Track and Recalibrate

By Christen Killick | May 20, 2019 |

The end of May seems to be rushing towards us at a rapid rate of knots, and the end of the second quarter of 2019 is now more relevant than the first!  Time goes quickly when you’re having fun.  Wink, wink; raised eyebrow.  “Fun?!”, you say? We’re far enough through the year to have encountered…

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Perseverance – Breaking Through the Hard Stuff Whilst Staying Alive

By Christen Killick | May 13, 2019 |

Half way back down from our 12km World’s View hike in Pietermaritzburg yesterday (we had seeee-rious Mother’s Day pancakes for breakfast, and Jono had done the hike with his school the previous week and wanted to show me), I asked my son what he thought I should write my article on for today.  His response…

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Shake Your Head, Your Eyes Are Stuck

By Christen Killick | May 6, 2019 |

“Shake your head, your eyes are stuck” was the family comment made whenever I got that glazed, over-tired look or fixated on something for too long.  It’s what my Mother would describe as “staring into middle distance”.  We’ve all experienced it – those moments where you zone out for a bit because your brain needs…

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