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Are You Asking Effective Questions?

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How good is your questioning technique? What types of questions are effective in leadership, management and coaching?   Pierre- Marc-Gaston said “Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” It would not be an understatement to say that asking good questions is a fundamental communication skill and therefore key to effectiveness in […]

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Are You Really Listening?

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How you can improve your listening skills and be an active listener   What makes a good listener? Do you know what it takes to be a good listener? For those of blessed with good hearing, listening is a primary sense and the audible environment shapes how we interact with the world. Considering how important […]

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The Surprising Power of Going for a Walk

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The Power of Walking

How walking can improve thinking, communication, creativity and wellbeing Steve Jobs enjoyed the productivity of walking meetings. William Wordsworth’s creativity flowed from being in the open air. Aristotle lectured on the move and Henry David Thoreau did his best thinking while sauntering about. What could taking a stroll do for you? Walking can inspire conversation, […]

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Leadership Lessons from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars: The dangers of pride and hubris in Leadership “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18 (KJV) The idea of ‘pride going before a fall’ is one of the best known quotes (or misquotes) from the Bible and never is the saying more true than in the context of […]

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The GROW Model

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The GROW process for coaching, problem solving and setting goals What is the GROW model? The GROW model is a popular problem solving tool used in coaching. It is a simple and effective way to help people set and achieve goals. Developed by Sir John Whitmore, Graham Alexander and Alan Fine, and then popularised by […]