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Are you Hearing, Listening or Co-Creating?

Being in the presence of another, even if they are saying nothing, can bring more benefits than we could ever imagine, such as co-creating, be that in our personal lives or in our business,. There are always unsaid responses when … Continue reading

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Listen Deeply and Often

Every so often a word or a sentence lands, resonates and causes me to stop, think and wonder. This happened today. The words, “Acknowledging that what is said is important to the speaker”. My gratitude and hat tip to Dina Dyer … Continue reading

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On Being Still, Seeing and Being Seen

Living in this fast paced, attention deprived, constantly distracted world, we are losing the desire, willingness and ability to see another or be seen by them. This is true whether we are at work, at play or with our loved ones. Having … Continue reading

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Creating a culture in 2 minutes

Every time he captains a flight, Martin says he needs to create the culture for the plane within the first two minutes of the crew getting together. He knows this is paramount to ensure the safety of his crew, his … Continue reading

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You’re Still Not Listening

It was all going so well. My partner was talking to me, I was listening, or so I thought, and then she gave me that look and said, “You’re not listening”. On reflection, she had a point. Whilst she was … Continue reading

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Why is your mobile out in any conversation?

On my way to lunch with a colleague he explained that the other person joining us might not be able to make it, as she was having challenges with one of her clients. On arrival at the table my colleague … Continue reading

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Reflections from The Listener

Do you think Mo Farah is hurting during the last 300 metres of any race he is in? Do you think the other runners are also hurting? Yet he wins more races. Mo came up in conversation with my good … Continue reading

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No Saber-toothed tigers around here!

Imagine this. It is 2.34am and you are asleep, when you are woken up by your mobile ringing, it is your daughter. She is calling you from where she works as a Children’s Nurse in Accident & Emergency. You answer. … Continue reading

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Taking ownership for our actions and dealing with them

This is a great learning post for me to write. It is sometimes not what we do, it is how we respond to what we do. This, for me, is one of those moments I had arranged to meet a … Continue reading

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When the System Lets Us Down

Nobody likes to get let down by the system, especially so my daughter who is doing what she loves, being a Children’s Nurse, working in Paediatric A&E. It is a special relationship we have, as we get to engage most … Continue reading

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