The Change Bug…

I can do nothing but agree that change is indeed constant… A phrase I’ve often used myself. However; just because it’s true, doesn’t make it any easier for many people to deal with. Accepting this natural state of our condition means the various ‘rocks’ that many cling to aren’t rocks at all in the sense…

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One Big Tribe…

Research suggests that 75% of the world’s population hasn’t risen above an ‘ethno-centric’ world view. If proof of this were needed you only have to witness the separate global ‘patriotism’ displayed during the recent soccer World Cup. In the nicest possible way, what more proof is required that unless and until we can elevate ourselves…

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The little guy with glasses from India…

Hi All, I guess we all mostly agree there are many obstacles to overcome on both sides of the personal development situation; but the for me the most important aspect is that the ‘soft skills’ facilitator has to ‘be’ the thing they are describing. For without a living, breathing flesh and blood example actualy in…

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Moving a Mountain…

Moving a mountain… Hi All, I read this and it made me realise that even the prospect of death might not be enough to move the mountain of human lethargy… ‘Nurse Reveals the Top 5 Regrets People Make on Their Deathbed’ (originally written by Bronnie Ware) For many years I worked in palliative care. My…

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Eight Shades Of Evolution…

We would offer that the more ‘perspectives’ on life you can hold at one time, the more evolved you are as a human ‘being’, not ‘doing’ leadership. Where are you on this colour scale today, and where do you want to be on it tommorrow? Beige: Life is survivial Purple: Life is in the lap…

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Leading your peers…

  Hi All, When you either take a decision to, or automatically assume the role of leader, it might put a few ‘noses out of joint’. However; one of the main differences between a conscious leader and a follower, peer group or not, is that the leader cannot help but lead… it’s in the their…

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Three and a half…

Hi All, We would offer there’s three (and a half) major concepts to grasp and master if you want to be an effective presenter… Concept 1 From long experience we have found that a majority of those who ‘present’ are so focused on content, or the information, they forget, or often consciously ignore the first…

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Yet more proof… if proof were needed…

In a recent Forbes article called, ‘How To Communicate Executive Presence; according to a new ‘year-long’ study by the Center for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signalled through an employee’s gravitas, communication skills and appearance… “Really?” The following six communication skills were deemed the most important by director-level executives and above… “You’re joking, really??” No.…

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Lion Lights…

http://on.ted.com/c048R Much is being made of a TED talk by Richard, a 13 year old boy from Nairobi. He had an idea that reduced lion kills of domestic livestock without the need to kill the lions. I’d like to share some thoughts about why the presentation generated so much heat. Obviously it’s probably enough of…

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America is not the greatest country in the world anymore…

Hi All, I was looking for speeches to practice identifying what worked… or didn’t…and found this. (By the way, whether the US is or isn’t the greatest country in the world isn’t my point) Admittedly the speech was written by a brilliant writer or writers, who’s name/s I don’t know, and it’s delivered by a…

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