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The Astoundingly Positive Power Of 3 Awful Words

In my time wading through the treacherous, murky waters of self-development literature trying desperately to make sense of what’s signal and what’s noise, what’s just a Band-Aid fix and what’s hitting upon deep truth...

Jan 28, 2020

Topics: Profiling & Assessment Tools

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Final Post For 2019: The Fisherman, The Industrialist, & The Wizard

I remember once chancing across a business cartoon in which workers were looking at a sign on the office wall that displayed only the word FASTER. The company’s new mission statement, we learn. Somewhat cynically, my first thought was, At least management is being honest.

Dec 15, 2019

Topics: General Business

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Coaching Framework: The Growth Rings

“What makes you comfortable will ruin you, and only in a state of discomfort can you continually grow.” — Bill Eckstrom. According to Bill Eckstrom, there are 4 main zones of growth but only one where growth truly occurs. 

Dec 13, 2019

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring

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100 New Years Resolutions - Ideas For Inspiration

Honestly, I think it’s fair to question the value of writing anything on this subject, but perhaps, like me, this is the first year you find yourself really thinking about and reflecting on New Year’s Resolutions. Am I an idiot for setting (or not setting) one? Does it really matter? What goals are most common?

Dec 11, 2019

Topics: General Business

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Tim Ferriss & A Furious Monkey Reveal the Most Important Lesson on Emotional Intelligence

“We don’t respond to what happens; we respond to our perception of what happens… it’s with our minds we create the world.” — Gabor Maté. I’m always on the lookout for materials and resources to share with facilitators, trainers, coaches, consultants, and learning professionals (that is to say, our newsletter readers)...

Nov 14, 2019

Topics: Emotional Intelligence

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In a Nutshell: 6 Primal Leadership Styles

The Six Primal Leadership Styles, Six Emotional Leadership Styles, Six Resonant Leadership Styles, or sometimes referred to simply as Goleman’s Leadership Styles is a notable framework in the literature on organisational leadership and emotional intelligence...

Nov 12, 2019

Topics: Leadership

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110 Facilitation Ideas (110 Training & Development Methods)

One of our assessment partners from Germany was kind enough to share an infographic he’d created with 50+ training methods and although my German is, um… not exceptional… after a long stretch staring at icons and throwing words into Google translate I think I mostly got the gist — and the gist I got was “that’s brilliant, mate!”

Nov 5, 2019

Topics: Learning & Development

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4 Principles for Coaching & Building a Better Hero

Without doubt, video editing is the art form I most love and admire. When sound and image are put together in a certain way, by someone who is a master of the craft, the effect is, for lack of a more dramatic word, transcendent.

Nov 3, 2019

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring

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