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Why Leaders Should Ask More and Tell Less

Communication, Leadership
One of the biggest challenges I see from some Leader / Managers when giving feedback is that they prescribe solutions that will work for them. These prescribed solutions can come in the form of ‘telling’ the person what they should do to address a performance issue, solve a problem or how to write a report…
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You Reap What you Sow

Communication, Motivation
Recently I caught up with an old friend over coffee and what I mean by old friend is that we’ve been friends for over 40 decades. Over the past 5 months or so, she has taken to walking several kilometres every day to improve her fitness and health.  She said that now that she has…
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How to Lead Yourself Effectively without Effort

Leadership, Motivation
You are probably familiar with the term ‘getting into your flow’ but maybe you are challenged as to what it means, what benefits it brings and how you can achieve it. I’m a great believer in Positive Psychology which simply means applying psychology to improve our lives as opposed to using psychology to address and…
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Being Grateful can Make you a Happier Leader

Leadership, Motivation
Several years ago when I was studying for my Diploma in Business and Personal Coaching, I came across the practise of how calling out all the things you are grateful for can enhance your happiness.  I myself, up to this point would always look at the things I didn’t have and this had a negative…
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Great Questioning Skills Make Great Leaders

Communication, Leadership
When studying for my Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching over 11 years ago, I really learnt some valuable questioning skills.  Everyone has the ability to ask questions I hear you say but are you asking questions in the right way?  Do the responses you receive when asking a question give you enough information so…
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Christmas Time – A Time for Reflection

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As the year is hastily making its way to a close, I thought for this month’s blog I’d reflect on the year gone by.  As my area of expertise is in Learning & Development, I thought why not reflect back on what I’ve learnt this year?  So here goes and not in any particular order:…
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