Lifeboats on an ocean…

Hi All, ‘Beliefs’ both make and break us in equal measure… I would offer that perhaps we can mostly accept our beliefs evolve from our values, and our intial values evolve from the ideas and behaviours we’re exposed to during our early formulative years. So from my white, ‘widdle’ class, averagely educated and informed POV,…

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“Challenge’… is the problem

I just heard an interview on Radio 4 concerning the language of politicians.  Constant references to how to make them sound ‘normal’, is infuriating me. What happens to these supposedly normal babies, toddlers, children, adolecsents, teenagers and young adults that turns them from ‘normal’ to ‘not normal’ the moment they decide to become politicians? I…

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Fear…

Some response patterns are so engrained in people that it is not enough to simply say control your emotions. For all the intellectual prowess one may have attained in life, for all the experience, and knowledge and wisdom, the one dimension of our four dimensions of human communication that constantly wrong foots us is the…

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5.5 golden rules: How to train your ‘dog’…

I’m sure you’ve seen many owners taking their dogs for a walk on a lead… and sometimes it’s the other way around. The same can be said of the relationship between some pesenters and their slide deck. If you think about the analogy; how many presentations have you attended… or even given… where the slides…

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Awake Engaged Informed… Hi All, Having read this piece in Linked in:-  http://backlogofbusiness.com/?p=4966 it crystallised a thought for me… I guess that all 50 something leaders, with at least 10 years left to contribute, might have reached a tipping point right about now. Many of this age and slightly more may have musical tastes that…

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My God!

Did God create man… or was it the other way around? My conclusion is that the story-based characters or ‘gods’, from most religions do exist for me, but not in the imagery promoted by the epic tales created and told by humans. My ‘god’, if you will, is me and you, and everyone who was…

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Attitude…

In our work, we’ve realised that attitude, or ‘intention’ as we also refer to it, is the all encompassing dimension that enables an individual to communicate effectively… whether leader or follower. When you set an intention in your mind, it consciously influences your other dimensions of communication, those of the physical, (what you’re doing), the…

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The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth…

Hi All, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University, Robert Cialdini, researched into the power to influence. One of the deciding factors of several he discovered was Social Proof – People will do things that they see other people are doing. For example, in one experiment, one or more persons would look…

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Nurture this like a new born infant…

The one thing that is certain for every human being alive on the planet whether you live in an Amazon village or you’re a Pope or a Presiden; if you are known by other human beings you will have a ‘reputation’. How important that reputation is depends on whether you care what others may feel,…

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Difficult messages…

Hi All, When having to deliver difficult messages, ‘what’ to do is always usually clear to people… tell the client or other person ASAP. ‘How’ to do it, is not always discussed as much. It’s an old chestnut but nevertheless, still true, when delivering a diffiult message, you are initiating a ‘change’ in the other…

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