Tag Archives: Business skills

Use your ears. Otherwise IT NEVER ENDS.

As a business skills trainer I’m constantly on the lookout for new tools and different perspectives on the  topics I work on, so that it stays fresh and relevant.  I’m also looking for reassurance that what I am advocating in … Continue reading

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Why Project Managers should invite conflict and relish frustration

This week’s article is written by my good friend and Project Management expert Spencer Holmes.  Spencer and I work together wherever we can, and are enjoying building a training video business together. I have just come away from another workshop, … Continue reading

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Remember that conflict last week? Which were you displaying: habit, preference or good old Amygdala Hijack?

It’s the end of January, and many of us are struggling to honour the resolutions we boldly made as part of the New Year celebrations.  If you still have a clean sheet and haven’t reverted to your previous (probably bad) … Continue reading

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The dreaded Annual Appraisal. Is the writing finally on the wall?

At last!  Could the end finally be in sight for that annual ritual dreaded by both managers and staff:  the Annual Appraisal? You know the one:  the meeting you both hope will be over quickly, in which the manager loads … Continue reading

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Why were you born? And what if you haven’t worked that out yet?

“The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Thank you Mark Twain, that has to be the best quote I have heard this year. Looking back at … Continue reading

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Why it’s so hard to lead when you’re scared

I was recently working with a group of senior leaders on a leadership programme.  On the first day they came across as on message, did well in the various activities and we had plenty of lively debate. But something was … Continue reading

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