Taking Back Control of Your World

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

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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How To Navigate the Disorienting Monotony of Uncertainty

There is a phenomenon responsible for many aircraft accidents over the decades known as Visual Illusion.  It’s long been recognised that visual illusions can disorientate pilots or give rise to them not recognising their proximity to the ground, and it’s therefore a subject well covered in our training and guarded against by the consistent cross-checking of…

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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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