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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


Testing your Trust

There are times when other people really test your faith in your fellow man or woman. You try and play by the rules of reasonability, good faith and decency only to find that others have been stringing the game along to meet their own agenda and, in hindsight, are not deserving of your trust. The… Read more


The team who had trust nailed (and what we can learn from them)

This week, I had the privilege of working with a team where the trust among the group was phenomenal – quite literally something to behold. What was evident in this team where trust with a capital T was the order of the day? 1. A group who, as soon as they gathered for our workshop,… 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