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Articles, Issues at Work, Leadership

Self-Awareness – The key to unlocking everything

April 5, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

How much time do we invest in ourselves or our team to help increase our awareness? This one skill and behaviour is the key to unlocking the information, tools and techniques in all the other training courses we attend or experiences we have. It is self-awareness that delivers better team work, communication, stakeholder management, customer […]

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STEAM – The welcome return of the Arts

March 9, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

The role of the manager and leader is fundamentally in maximising different skills sets and experiences We have been told over the last number of years about the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and how these subjects will drive our attractiveness as an economy and the success of indigenous and FDI companies. […]

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The Power in Uncertainty

March 9, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

  How can we allow ourselves to seek not to persuade but to understand, not to convince but to listen? Can we truly enable our curiosity and open up to a world of learning and opportunity? It is a noticeable feature that the more complex, fluid and fast moving the world may appear to be […]

Articles, Leadership, Stress Management

How Do I stop People Draining my Energy?

February 7, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

How do I stop people draining my energy? So many ask me about how we can maximise our own energy and in particular how we stop people other people or situations from draining our own. We often feel we are surrounded by people who drain our energy, who constantly look for approval, feedback, support or […]

Articles, Leadership, Mindfulness, Stress Management

How do I stop people draining my energy?

February 6, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

How do I stop people draining my energy? So many ask me about how we can maximise our own energy and in particular how we stop people other people or situations from draining our own. We often feel we are surrounded by people who drain our energy, who constantly look for approval, feedback, support or […]

Issues at Work, Leadership, Stress Management

What’s on senior managers’ minds?

January 22, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

Fulfill Your Potential – What’s on senior managers’ mind? In this blog we look at what senior managers are telling us about the challenges they face and how we have worked through them on our workshops. People come to this workshop to gain clarity on specific issues such as career change or ongoing challenges such […]

Articles, Leadership

Resolve to do Less not More

January 5, 2018, Author: bluesky6478

So this is the time of year when we have made our resolutions (and statistically speaking already broken a good proportion of them) and are full of optimism for the year ahead. The problem, of course, is that we are not good at keeping our resolutions. We have already discussed in a previous blog how […]

Articles, Leadership, Mindfulness, Stress Management

Demystifying Mindfulness

November 17, 2017, Author: bluesky6478

Demystifying Mindfulness We have heard so much in recent years about Mindfulness; how it can improve creativity, positively impact on team dynamics, reduce conflict and improve stress management. It seems to be to go to technique for Management Development and Leadership programmes. The questions though are many. What exactly is it? How can it apply […]

Articles, Leadership, Meditation, Mindfulness, Work Life Balance

Work Life Balance – the Great Lie

November 10, 2017, Author: bluesky6478

Work Life Balance This is one of the great Lies of the 21st century; this idea can we can manage and balance the stress of a difficult work environment by creating a comfortable life at home. This idea that we can’t or shouldn’t just work; the idea that we need to find areas in which […]

Articles, Leadership

The importance of Ritual in Management Development and delivering improved performance

November 1, 2017, Author: bluesky6478

  One of the most famous rituals we see is the All Blacks famous HAKA before matches. This ritual is enjoyed the world over but it is not just for the crowd or the cameras. It plays a crucial role in reminding the players of their overall objective and their individual commitment to that; their […]