Monthly Archives: September 2012

What’s your Conflict Preference? Read on!

Last week I tried out a new exercise in assessing your personal preference for handling conflict.  I asked you to write down the least lawful thing you have ever done.  If you missed the post and are interested to find … Continue reading

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Check out your Conflict Handling Preference.

This week I’m going to try a little experiment. I have a theory that this exercise might give you an insight into your preferred way of dealing with Conflict.  For it to work it will require you to approach the … Continue reading

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Struggling for sales? Stick the price up!

I’ve just finished reading Robert Cialdini’s outstanding book “Influence;  the psychology of persuasion.”  I can’t recommend it highly enough.  Jam full of explanations of how to get more of what you want in life, and a scary insight into how … Continue reading

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A template for Saying No.

Ah, the joys of Blogging!  Not only does it help you to organise your own thinking, build a network of like minded people and allow you to enter a highly collaborative community:  it is also a two way street, and … Continue reading

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5 Dysfunctions of a Leader

Last week I was running a Leadership course in California, working with a huge global networking company whose turnover was nearly $12 billion last quarter.  I’ve worked with this client for nearly 15 years, so I know the culture pretty … Continue reading

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