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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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The Courage To Be A Team Player

By Christen Killick | May 18, 2021 |

Being a fully effective team member requires that we find ways to contribute our whole selves to the betterment of our team.  This means contributing not just our qualifications but our life experience, our strengths and our viewpoints.  These are the soft skills we bring that allow us to operate our qualifications in a meaningful…

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The Roots & Wings of Leadership

By Christen Killick | May 10, 2021 |

My Mother always told me that the greatest gifts you can give your children are roots and wings – roots to remind you where you’re from and wings to show you what you can become.  I believe these are the keys to unlocking what makes each of us unique and delivering what we have to…

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How Are You?

By Christen Killick | May 3, 2021 |

It’s a question we ask each other in greeting, and one that we regularly throw out various programmed responses to.  “Fine, thanks, and how are you?”, we bat in return; “I’m great, thank you, and you?”, we bubble.  But the question is more than a greeting – it’s checking in.  The essence of it is…

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Self-Leadership Frequently Requires Us To Get Out of Our Own Way

By Christen Killick | Apr 26, 2021 |

One of the biggest requirements of moving forward effectively is our ability to manage change.  Managing change isn’t something most of us do well without first acquiring and practising the skills to do so on a regular basis.  Managing change requires active decision-making, which involves risk – exactly what our human brains are programmed to…

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The Source of Our Replenishment & Reactivation

By Christen Killick | Apr 19, 2021 |

For a team of people to succeed at anything together, they must have common goals and a common value system.  This is true whether they are a family, a sports team, or a business team.  Common goals and a common value system provide the direction and drive for getting somewhere, and without them, we go…

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The Legacy of Leadership

By Christen Killick | Apr 12, 2021 |

The dictionary defines “Legacy” as a gift or bequest that is handed down, endowed, or conveyed from one person to another.  Today, we acknowledge that legacy is still very much about the seeds you plant for the next generation to continue to grow, but we associate legacy as much with unique learning, contribution, values, and…

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Are You A Group Or A Team?

By Christen Killick | Mar 28, 2021 |

One of the most valuable mindsets that aviation trains for is known as maintaining The Big Picture.  This means maintaining full perspective on everything that’s happening around us, how it fits together, and how all the moving parts may affect each other and our progress.  This situational awareness comes from cultivating an overlap of knowledge…

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