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Water cooler (and other) chats

Communication is the lifeblood of any workplace, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. You’d be hard pushed to find someone looking for more meetings, harder negotiations, or longer group-email threads with more participants.You can be immersed in it virtually all the time if you find yourself in leadership roles where influence is key. Or when […]

Not the Pen or the Sword but the Ear

Listen up … it could be worth your while. The information overload of today means we need quicker attention. Lightening assimilation. Speedy cognitive access, to cope. The ancient skill of proper listening is eroding by the day, not helped by the seismic shift towards popular image- and meme-based communication. This is despite it being among […]

Trustbuilding begins with Trustworthy

Some themes just keep coming up. On the common competencies actively sought in interview, I’ve coached many hundreds of people. One of these is trust-building. Trust-building is such a strong buzzword in an age obsessed with seeing and identifying both internal and external stakeholders as ‘customers’. It seems so important in an age of competitiveness, where […]