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Learning from Setbacks

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Recently I was a guest speaker on a panel at the Women in Sales Awards Judging Day.  Our topic was learning from setbacks. Together with the fantastic other speakers, the moderator and of course all the finalists themselves, we surfaced understanding about what this might mean in a sales context. The first thing we asked ourselves is, what is a…

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Connection

An alternative to overcontrol

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On the surface, control is attractive. As a manager, the feeling of control can give you security, certainty and eliminate uncomfortable ambiguity from the task in hand. It can help you to feel strong and warm inside, on top of things and, well – in control! It’s nearly as good as endorphins and yet, at best, it’s short term sticking…

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House Language 2

Does this house look sad to you?

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Many of my clients like to develop their emotional intelligence in their coaching work with me. Whether emotional intelligence is innate or something we need to learn from scratch, we can all improve. Some of us use visual clues automatically when working with others. The rest of us can benefit from making this an explicit habit. Our eyes provide us with information about…

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Matoke Delegation

What’s Your Visual Monitor?

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  I really like matoke, a staple foodstuff in Uganda. It’s made by steaming and compressing cooking bananas in nearly every home everyday. Families monitor stocks of these bananas visually and easily, to make sure you have enough and never run out. Last month with my colleague Duncan Mutembani we delivered our flagship programme “Growing Your Leadership Edge” for the…

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pressthebutton

Can You Press the Button?

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  Recently my mother had a fall and waited 48 hours to “press the button” for an ambulance to take her to hospital. Why did she wait? A mixture of reasons. She hoped the fall was more minor, and that the pain would be manageable. She hoped to get better by herself, with peace and quiet. It is her way…

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