Tag Archives | communication

Do You Really Want Change?

Do people really like to change? People like stability, don’t they? Are we asking the right questions, and do we seek to understand the systemic issues that arise through lack of positive change?

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Career Focus: Slaying Not Obeying Naysayers

In the organisations you have worked for, have you experienced the staff who raise objections, yet rarely come up with any feasible solutions or options to a specific work based problem?

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Nurturing Hidden Talent

Have you come across the multitude of hidden talent in the organisations you work for? Question is, how do you nurture this hidden talent, given that most never gain the credit they fully deserve? In this article, I discuss the methods that have successfully worked for me.

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Taking The Positive From Negative Feedback

From time to time we have all had to deal with negative feedback. In most cases, this usually sends us all into a negative spiral. Thoughts of how you will negatively retort and how to gain one upmanship automatically spring to mind.

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Being Strong Means Remaining Flexible

How many perceived leaders out there, do you know are strong? In most cases, strength sometimes gets confused with aggression. Typically when aggression comes to the forefront, any topic of conversation usually disappears.

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Leadership Focus: Achieving More With Less

In todays economic climate most businesses are trying to extract as much value from their staff then ever before. Classic quotes like, “We must achieve more with less” usually spring up in management meetings. In a lot of cases most staff and managers will have taken a dim view and more than likely brushed those [...]

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Leadership Focus: The Power of Metaphor

Do you remember a time where you had to convey across a distinct message, and felt that you did not get your point across? In quite a lot of cases, the responses we get from our communication relates directly to the way the mind remembers and recollects facts.

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Leadership Focus: Managing on a Tight Budget – Why Cutting Staff Mentoring Is Asking For Trouble

In todays austere economy, you will have noticed that most organisation focus on getting a handle on their cost base. Clearly this is stating the obvious. Where do you think most organisations cut costs from?

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Communication: Supermarket Ignorance – Be Sure To Pay Attention!

Today I read an interesting article about a supermarket checkout attendant who refused to serve a customer until they finished their all important mobile call. Of course, whilst I initially laughed this off as a joke, reality hit home for me. I remember some years ago being out with a good friend of mine Andrew [...]

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Communication: Feedback Blindness

Have you ever received or given feedback to anyone in your circle? Was the level of feedback perceived to be constructive and positive? What were the reactions of all the parties involved?

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