Tag Archives: Communication

How to have those difficult conversations you avoid

It’s weighing on your mind, disrupting your thoughts, pulling you down. You know that you got to have that conversation. But you don’t want to. You are not sure how the other person will react and even more importantly how … Continue reading

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Using the silence in your leadership conversations

“I nodded, smiled encouraging and said nothing. It felt like ages and I was conscious of the quietness and then she spoke and came up with a way of moving forward …” These are the words of Tom as he … Continue reading

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6 ways that listening can help you become a better leader

Last week, I spent some time in an organisation with their executive team attending different meetings and discussions which gave me the opportunity to observe them in action with a range of people and situations. As the week progressed it … Continue reading

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What stories are you telling to our future leaders?

Monday 21st of January was a particularly snowy day with 16 cm of the white stuff gently floating down to transform the landscape and cause the usual UK chaos. As a result schools were closed and my two children took … Continue reading

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What does Trust have to do with communication and feedback?

 Enquiring about ‘Are you doing anything special tonight for Valentine’s?’ to a colleague yielded the response, ‘I went out yesterday, it’s awful being     in a restaurant and seeing couples there who don’t seem to have much to talk … Continue reading

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8 top tips to get the best out of people

You can’t motivate people. A good analogy would be the old adage, ‘you can take a horse to water but you can’t make it drink ’. So what can you do? You can provide the conditions that will foster motivation in … Continue reading

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