How NOT to End Up in An Argument When All You Want is a Positive Discussion!

Have you ever started a discussion about an issue, at home or at work, with the intention of having a very rational, adult-to-adult conversation to come to the best solution … And then, five minutes later, you find yourself vigorously, passionately defending an opinion, that you didn’t even know you had five minutes before!  What happened?

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Putting Your Fear ‘Back in its Box’ – The Fearless Culture!

Whatever you may call it – stress, worry, concern, anxiousness, prevarication, avoidance, impatience, nervousness, defensiveness, aggression, helplessness – you are actually talking about Fear.  All of these feelings, states and behaviours are aspects of fear, and they are getting in your way, blocking your success, your fulfilment, your relationships.

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“What about ME?!’’ – How to Deal with Disruptive People

We have all experienced how disruptive, even toxic, certain individuals can be – digging their heels in obstructively over an important issue, refusing to engage or become part of a team, actively undermining group purpose and cohesion or a group leader. They may even manipulate everything and everyone to suit their own purposes without regard for others (and we can probably think of an individual or two that exemplify these traits on the global stage at the moment …).  If we are honest, we have probably acted in such a way ourselves at some time, particularly when under intense pressure  …

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Presence, Purpose, Positivity and Professionalism – The Essential ‘4Ps’

Enabling people to find greater fulfilment through connection with their purpose and discovering how to express that in their personal and professional lives is the focus of my work.  These ‘4Ps’  are the essential elements of that work, and they can work for you, building one upon the other. Continue reading “Presence, Purpose, Positivity and Professionalism – The Essential ‘4Ps’”

Who do you think you are? And why does it matter?

Who do you spend most of your time thinking about? How much of your inner dialogue is taken up with reviewing what you said / what they said / what you and they will say / what they might think of you / do they like you / have you done the ‘right’ thing? In short, how much of your time do you spend ‘thinking’ about yourself? Quite a bit, I would guess, one way or another …

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