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Resilience V Endurance.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been working hard lately. I mean, really hard. Since Easter, I’ve had the tantalising taste of summer in my mouth (gin cocktails anyone?) and a to-do list as long as my arm. So, every day I’ve woken up and given myself a pep talk. ‘You’re nearly there…’ and…

The importance of connection in the workplace

You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family…or your work colleagues. Thrown together through luck and circumstance, we spend at least half of our lives working alongside people, we otherwise might not have met. Every workplace is a rich tapestry of individuals with different ideas, views and morals. So, like every dysfunctional…

Use Story Telling to Support Connection and Build Trust….

As well as bringing concepts and models to life, story-telling supports connection and builds trust. When we disclose something about ourselves it makes us more real and accessible. We have always believed in the power of self-disclosure through story-telling, and the work that we are doing with schools has further reinforced this belief. During our…

Ten things to consider when building relationship resilience at work

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With the ever increasing problem of both absenteeism and presenteeism, relationship resilience in the workplace is more important than ever. Here are our top ten areas to consider: Work-related Stress. ‘Not getting along with people’ is consistently cited as a reason for work-related stress. Building relationship resilience is critical in the work environment to alleviate…

How To Motivate Your Team

We regularly work with teams to support their development, as well as deliver learning around the subject of leadership. You will find a multitude of information around how to motivate and engage as a leader, and in our experience focusing on these 10 areas will do this pretty damn well! 1. Help them get what…

ABC – Always Be Closing?….We say Always Be Connecting! Why selling with a coaching approach gets results.

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When coaching is mentioned people often think of ‘life coaching’, or scheduled one to one sessions in a private environment with action plans and follow up. This is the case for many coaching interventions, however we can address a variety of situations and interactions with a ‘coaching approach’. A conversation using a coaching approach involves…
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