Assuaging the Global Pandemic of Self-Doubt

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

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

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

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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What If Flipping A Coin Could Change Your World?

Imagine living in a world where you are appreciated for the unique strengths you bring to the table.  Where you are an invaluable piece of the puzzle in every area of your life, and where not only are your strengths fully utilised, but you are replenished by the joy you get from activating and engaging…

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What Is Your Strategy?

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…

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Accountability vs Responsibility

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…

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PAUSE – and read this

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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The Strength to Be Wrong

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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Fair Exchange #4 – Balancing The Account

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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