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Communication – Standing Strong in Your Own World

Communication, there’s no escaping it.  It’s the main way we connect, with everyone.  But how do you stand strong in your own world while respecting others?   Even not speaking is actually sending a message.  How often have you said something only to be met by a raised eyebrow, grin, frown or laughter? We all… Read more


Vulnerability – The Final Frontier

Authenticity is one of my core values and one that I felt proud to say I was living.  I’d invested significant amounts of my time and effort to get to this place.  I’d discovered my core values, I’d finally identified the things that were important and fulfilling to me compared to the things that I… Read more


The sound of silence

A verse in one of the most popular songs of the 20th century goes like this: And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speaking, People hearing without listening, People writing songs that voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence. You’ll know the… Read more


Chasing time

Have you noticed how your birthday/anniversary/Christmas seems to come around faster every year? Or how much longer the summer holidays seemed to be when you were a child? A recent article in the New Zealand Herald suggests an explanation based on a theory described in 1897 by the French philosopher, Paul Janet. The theory is based… Read more


Performance Reviews – Are they working?

Annual performance reviews seem to be a necessary evil in most organisations. Moving away from these being seen as a once a year chore and looking for regular opportunities to provide feedback and coaching can remove some of the ‘dread’ that many managers and team members feel about the process.