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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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 Are You?

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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Airing Your Humanness Pays

Creating conversations for connection and growth is what I do.  In retrospect, it’s what I’ve always done and what I’ve always sought out…  It’s what I value.  I’ve never been fabulous at small talk; I want to get down to the nitty gritty and the stuff that matters.  I want to know how you’re really doing. It’s a…

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Communication for Connection & Growth

The world is full of “rub” at the moment.  Whether that’s between governments and their people, between police and the community, between team members who work together, or between family members weathering this year in close proximity – the rub is evident. This year has served as a catalyst for many as our tolerance levels…

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#4 – The Need For Love & Connection

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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Step 3 – Growth

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing what it means to really be “open for business“, and we’re now on Step 3 of the 5-Step Process to Building a Powerhouse Team.  COMMUNICATION CONNECTION GROWTH   We’ve looked at the what and how of Communication, and 3 Essential Layers of Connection that you have the opportunity to make…

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Step 2 – Connection

Over the last 2 weeks, we’ve talked about whether each of us is REALLY open for business and we’ve been having a look at each step of the 5-Step Process to Building a Powerhouse Team.  Last week we addressed the what and how of Communication (click here if you missed that).  Applying energy, thought and intention to what and how you…

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When You’re Feeling Under Pressure

When you’re feeling under pressure, is perhaps when you need to check yourself the most. Brian Tracy said “The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis”.  Martin Luthur King Jnr said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where…

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