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Delivering Negative Feedback? How to Lessen the Blow

Michael Grinder is my mentor and is the man who taught me all I know about group dynamics – he is a master of non verbal communication and we will, with his permission, be bring you a series of his blogs as guest blogs! This one is on how to…

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What Can Frogs Teach Us About Change?

You have probably heard that old story bandied about in management circles about two frogs. One is put into a pot of boiling water and guess what happens? Of course it jumps out…very quickly! (Smart frog) The other frog is put into a pot of cold water which is put…

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Let’s Go on The Journey of Your Life

2014 has started with all sorts of solar flares and cosmic activities that some people say will change the way we live and especially our awareness! Which is interesting because I had planned to write early this year about the best strategies we can use to actually make change in…

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The Joy of Change

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves” Leo Tolstoy It seems an oxymoron to put joy and change in the same sentence – a short sentence at that! But this is my next mission – to help people understand that change is possible and…

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10 strategies for achieving your New Year’s Resolutions

Will this New Year be the same as usual for you? You rush around for Christmas/Holidays – eat and drink too much and then find the best party you can go to on New Year’s Eve, drink buckets more and the next morning think about what resolutions you need to…

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The Secret Weapon of Team (and Family) Success

Last year I read an excellent article published in Harvard Business Review (HBR Magazine April 2012: The New Science of Building Great Teams by Prof. Alex Pentland). As the chief scientist of MIT Media Lab, he is the head of a team who have developed a device that measures team…

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Wake Up to a Higher Purpose Business Strategy

Most definitions of business strategies revolve around the theme of long term plans of action designed to achieve a particular goal or set of objectives. I heard the worldwide CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi speak at a conference once, and he said that all their campaigns and strategies are based…

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The Power of Words

“In the beginning was the word” So spake the Bible a zillion years ago. But we seem to have forgotten these words of wisdom. We are taught lots of words to use at school but very few of us are taught to be ‘wordsmiths’, to have a love of words…

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14 Ways to Stay Stressed

For those of you with perfectionist tendencies, here is your dream list! Fourteen ways you can ensure you wake up stressed and stay that way all day! It’s a perfect recipe for relationship problems, career problems, future heart attacks and unhappy families. 1. Stop breathing – breathe shallow and high…

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Read This to Change How You Change

Change is inevitable. It happens whether you want it or not. Change is rarely exciting, nor welcome! Most often it is met with instant fear or terror in some cases! We are physiologically programmed in many ways for that fear reaction – but it’s Neanderthal programming! Our amygdala (the fear…

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how compassion can transform your business

How Compassion Will Transform the Way You Do Business

A new field of research is suggesting that when organizations promote an ethic of compassion they may not only experience a happier workplace but also an improved profits. I believe you can transform every aspect of your work (and life) with compassion. Compassion Transforms Businesses Imagine what life would be…

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3 ways to connect with yourself and others

3 Simple Ways to Connect with Yourself and Others

Because we live such materialistic lives today, many of us expect solutions to be expensive, complicated, time-consuming and difficult. Following are 3 simple (and free) ideas on how to connect with yourself, others and life! Connecting Time – Make the time to connect with others We might see our best…

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How Serving Others Will Help You to Succeed

Your job is your job, but it can also be your work, depending on how you look at it and how you do it. Your work is manna for the soul. It fulfills you and satisfies you, and it usually involves serving others. Go to your job today and make…

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Remember to Breathe

Did you know that all disease begins with stress? If you are stressed on a permanent basis your immune system is attacked and weakened and then you are susceptible to all forms of disease; and your performance drops. This post has some tips on stress busting to help boost your…

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How One Question Can Change Your Work Culture

“What’s the best thing that happened to you today?” I challenge you to greet everyone in this way – watch their faces light up! Begin your staff meetings with asking everyone to answer the question “what’s the best thing that happened to you since we last met” – it will…

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