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The Value of Social Capital

An interesting recent observation I have made is around how good women are at “chatting’.  Really, I hear you say, we all know women have no problem chatting when they get together!  Actually, the real observation I have made is that as women, while we don’t lack the ability to chat, we do seem to… Read more


Inner Motivation

Most of us can tell when we are demotivated; when the job isn’t right for us, when the environment has gone bad or the boss is just not the kind of person you can work with. We all recognise those external factors that demotivate us reasonably easily. But what if the job is ok, environment ok and the boss is fine, but we are still not firing on all cylinders? No stress, not tired, but you aren’t operating at 100%


The Problem with Introverts (by an Extrovert)

When it comes down it, there is no problem with Introverts. Well none that can’t be solved by you giving us a bit of energy, not taking tasks so personally, saying what you are really thinking and remembering that its not really conflict! This blog explores the habits of introverts from an Extroverts (tongue in cheek perspective)


Whose Responsibility for Results?

One of the most interesting challenges for anyone involved in training is whether the trainees will put the training into action. For those of us involved in leadership training it’s even more interesting to consider whether the theories, concepts and models you share will make any difference in the workplace of the leaders you share them with. This blog explores the main facets of translating theory into action.


Is Attitude the Key?

One of my favourite sayings is by Henry Ford – “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right either way”.  I refer to this quote whenever asked for an inspiring thought. Why? Because it is so very true and I believe it encompasses one vital element in respect to how we… Read more


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