Emotional intelligence

The Power of Giving

Last month I was very grateful to be invited to speak to a large group of Orthodontists who were innovative and exciting! They had brought a dynamic and incredibly creative group from Spain – who are setting up a base in the USA.  It wasn’t until I returned home that I received the above-compiled video from the…

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Joy is good for business

In the last couple of years, I have had the great honour of working with many leaders who are seeing the value of fostering joy at work.  Recently another article from Harvard with some research on areas at work that increase joy.  Add these findings to Shawn Achor’s research on happiness at work and its…

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The New Business Model – H2H

Recently, Brigham Young University released the results of a study on social isolation. If you are socially isolated (ie lonely or don’t feel you have friends you can call on) the risk of death goes up 32%! That is one reason H2H is becoming so important in business. Most of us spend most of our…

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How to Inspire People – Infect them with The Enthusiasm Virus

“What I do best is share my enthusiasm.” This quote from Bill Gates, the co founder of Microsoft is worth making a life philosophy. After all folks, lets face it, this man is one of the richest in the world. He has arguably had a greater influence on business and communication than any one else…

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Is FOWOT Controlling Your Life?

F.O.W.O.T. It’s insidious and affects a huge number of people. It undermines many behaviors and can limit our growth and development. What is it? Fear of what others think! How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source?…

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Life is the way it is

“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It is the way it is.  The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”   Virginia Satir I found this fantastic quote and thought ‘wow’! Of course! But often it’s the most obvious things that we lose sight of in this age of super…

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10 Free Ways You Can Find Joy!

1. Find something for which to be grateful — now and every time you feel anything other than joyful! It’s impossible to have a heart full of misery and a heart full of joy. Gratitude is the great re-framer! When you look through gratitude glasses everything changes, no matter what happens in your life, so…

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12 Real Secrets to Sales Success – Secret 1

Secret 1 – Know Yourself This is, of course, is fundamental to everything in life – although many people never take time to truly ‘know themselves’! If you have a good understanding of who you are and are authentic, you will find the work that lights you up. Sales people are sometimes seen as a…

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There was B2B; now there is B2P – and P2P

This morning on my way to the airport for a trip to the USA, I was listening to the global CEO of Rio Tinto – a giant mining company. He was talking about the importance of creating a new approach in business – not B2B but B2P.  Business to people. Mind you, I prefer P2P…

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