To anyone with Irish connections, this can be an emotive statement – reminiscent of a parent complaining when you come in from play covered in dirt, or getting home late from a night out somewhat the worse for wear. “Would you look at the state of you?!” But there’s another aspect of “the state of … Continue reading Look at The State of You￼
Category: Communication Skills
No is a Complete Sentence
Many professionals today are completely overwhelmed with work, and in their willingness to please or desire to avoid conflict, when presented with yet another work request, they ‘give in’ and resentfully add it to their already overflowing in-tray. The root cause of this is usually under-resourced teams who can’t recruit the staff they want or … Continue reading No is a Complete Sentence
Graduation… then what?
So perhaps your darling son or daughter or young family member has graduated from university or college and is now ready for the real world of employment. I’ve recently worked with a few young people who have graduated or are about to, and noticed that there’s a very real “deer in headlights” feeling with them; … Continue reading Graduation… then what?
Great Expectations… when they hold us back #managestress
It is said that the source of most of our stress is in “unmet expectations”.
So what can we do about this?...
#BigIdea 2013: Time for Action
Many of us are feeling the pinch in the current climate, and I don’t just mean the chilling winter wind! And while we’re often told that “it’s good to talk”, and “a problem shared is a problem halved”, this can sometimes turn into complaining, moaning and harping on about our situation, over and over again, … Continue reading #BigIdea 2013: Time for Action
How to give up “giving up”!
If you’re a plant, you need water, food, the right kind of soil as well as sunlight and a certain amount of warmth to grow. You need to develop a sturdy root system to support your growth in the longer term. The seasoned gardeners among us will agree that they certainly aren't thinking about what … Continue reading How to give up “giving up”!
Why do words irritate us so much?
Like... its SO... Whateverrrr! Lately I've heard a lot of discussion on various radio programmes about words and phrases that irritate people - no matter what the word or phrase, you can be sure it bothers someone. This may be because the words can be perceived as offensive, such as swear words, insults, blatant untruths, … Continue reading Why do words irritate us so much?
“Publish and be damned” – 6 reasons people resist blogging
Perhaps you might be considering writing a blog, either to promote your business, find a new employer or simply to tell your story. But while people are being told to get blogging, many of them feel resistance to the idea - so its worth looking at overcoming the reasons why they don't, which sometimes come … Continue reading “Publish and be damned” – 6 reasons people resist blogging
Asking for it!
“You can't ask for what you want unless you know what it is...First you have figure out what you want. Second, you have to decide that you deserve it. Third, you have to believe you can get it. And, fourth, you have to have the guts to ask for it.” Barbara deAngelis Much of the … Continue reading Asking for it!
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