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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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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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Growing Your Leadership Edge

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We delivered our new four-day course “Growing Your Leadership Edge” in Kampala, Uganda and then went to visit the source of the Nile. Why? It was an opportunity to see more of this beautiful country before coming home, and there is something about the allure of the very idea, isn’t there, about finding the source of this great river. In…

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Assertive Communication At Its Best

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Tandem skydiving over the Namibian desert at Swakopmund. A first for each of us, let alone as a family of five. We each had our own hopes, aspirations and concerns about the jump. Why did we do it? Mainly – because we could – safely, easily, and in a great setting! The experience was awesome – stretching, challenging and a…

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