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Can I just ask????

Posted on 10 October, 2019 at 6:00 Comments comments (0)


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Have you ever been at a meeting or conference where someone has asked a really simple, basic, obvious question?

 

And that really simple, basic, obvious question has been the one on everyone’s mind? So much so that you can almost hear the sighs of relief from ...

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What to Take From Compliments

Posted on 3 October, 2019 at 3:50 Comments comments (0)

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I have written previously about compliments and how we can be bad at accepting them, even though they are gifts.


Building on that, compliments are not just lovely things to receive. They are also very useful indicators of how people perceive us. We are often so full of chatter in our heads of what we think others...

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Wilson!

Posted on 12 September, 2019 at 4:25 Comments comments (0)



Are you one of those people who feel you are brilliant at solving other peoples’ problems, but useless at solving your own?


It is often the case that we can see other peoples’ situations in a much clearer light than our own, clouded as they can be by our imposter syndrome, Inner Critics, self imposed limitations and fears.


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Creatives Blocks - They Happen to Us All

Posted on 29 August, 2019 at 10:35 Comments comments (0)

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Sometimes you ...

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Quiet

Posted on 15 August, 2019 at 6:15 Comments comments (0)

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Follow effective action with quiet reflection.

From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker



When was the last time you were tr...

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Openness

Posted on 8 August, 2019 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)


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It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.

Herbie Hancock



Openness is a valuable attitude to have in any area of one's life, personal and professional. It is that ...

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Doing

Posted on 3 July, 2019 at 4:05 Comments comments (0)


Sometimes we spend a lot of time thinking about doing something. Often a lot of that time can be spent thinking about all the things which could possibly go wrong if we do something. Prevarication is a great way to avoid mistakes.  (Or delay success.)


Considering risks is a sensible step to take before you a) cross the road in ...

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Collaboration

Posted on 28 June, 2019 at 3:20 Comments comments (0)



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Sometimes we have ideas which are great, but which don't happen because of a variety of reasons: we feel we lack of time or expertise; we only have part of an idea; our idea is basically good, but limited by our thinking; we feel we 'have' to do it all ourselves and not ask for hel...

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Setting Goals for the 'Dull' Stuff

Posted on 13 June, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)



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There is something which I frequently come across when working with clients which always surprises me. 


For example, a sculptor will be willing to hand over their precious wood, clay or metal sculpture to a specialist who will create a mold and make a bronz...

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Fear Doesn't Have to Stop You

Posted on 23 May, 2019 at 0:10 Comments comments (0)




Last week, I got stuck in a lift.  

 

It wasn’t quite as dramatic as it sounds: the outside wall of the lift was glass, overlooking a wide open expanse; the lift never moved so I was just stuck on the ground floor, not between floors; I was only in there for 5 minutes; and the alarm button was extremely loud in a crowded building.  Also, I don’t h...

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