Monthly Archives: February 2010

Why 5 year olds should be consultants

The more we know, the harder it is to keep an open mind. This is often the undoing of a consultant. The mindset of a 5 year old is much more useful! Continue reading

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The power of insensitive feedback

I am grateful to The Week magazine for this short item which has got me thinking about the type of feedback I give and indeed am used to hearing in a “professional” environment. It is  a possibly apocryphal story about … Continue reading

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A simple exercise with profound implications

One of the topics I cover on various courses is that of  Questioning Skills.  A basic subject, and most people recognise its importance.  Most have also been “taught” it and reckon they are pretty good it at.  So when I … Continue reading

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