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He Who Waits, Misses Out

I heard a great saying the other day, “he who waits, misses out”.  If we constantly wait for the right time to try something new, to make a change, or adopt a different approach, things will happen without us or in some cases, won’t happen without us.  Time waits for no one after all. As… Read more


Relationship Equity

Have you ever been party to a business relationship with someone where you just seem to click? And you weren’t even aware of the ‘effort in – result’ equation. The Altris Relationship Equity Inventory (R.E.I.) helps put a measure on why those relationships work, with a view to helping better relationships which are not so good or puzzling. By understanding our least-preferred thought dimensions and taking action to view our relationships through that perspective, we have the opportunity to deepen our relationships, which is good for business all round.


So What?

A wise man once said to me ‘everything is just a dream until you commit to it out loud’. He was talking about all the thoughts and ideas we have going on inside our head. The results of thinking things through. All that time spent reflecting and analysing. The ‘I really should’ thoughts. The ‘that’s what I need to do’ thoughts. The ‘I wish I could’ thoughts. His view was that we put ourselves on the hook if we said them to someone else.

I think the saying is not everything though. The key word in that is ‘commit’ .


Practice Makes Perfect

Experience from learning how to play the guitar causes some reflection on the typical approach to development of leadership / business skills. A spaced / coaching approach is more likely to deliver results than an immersion approach.


What Stops a Courageous Conversation?

We all know we need to have them, we all know they are valuable, we know that sooner rather than later is a better approach, yet everyday we avoid and put off having courageous conversations. Most people I talk to dislike being the bearer of bad news and so avoid giving people feedback, primarily due… Read more