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Why are we so unreasonable?

Why don’t we care? “Put things back where you found them.” and “Clean up your own mess.’ All I really need to know I learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum As we learn about life we also learn a lot … Continue reading

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Using our Eyes to Listen

In the middle of a busy Hotel reception area, no less, I was blessed to experience a most natural, nourishing and generative moment today. The rare moment of eye gazing. The moment of stillness, silence and, well, nothing. Where time … Continue reading

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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, your mobile ringing wakes you up, it is your daughter. She is calling you from where she works as a Children’s Nurse in Accident & Emergency. You answer. She is breathless, … Continue reading

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