Leadership

I ADMIT IT, YOU CAN BE INFURIATING!

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Dealing with Difficult People Series Which would you prefer to deal with an angry person or a passive person? I would choose an angry person over a passive person, every time. Why? Someone who is angry is revealing that they care. Their passion and expression you can means if you can affirm, understand and corral […]

Leadership

A COMMON TALE?

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Releasing the Grip of a Controller at Work Dealing with Difficult People Series A guy named John (not his real name of course) worked in a large not-for-profit organisation as a team leader. John was the helpful kind of person. In fact he was really helpful to everyone, all of the time.  People really appreciated […]

Leadership

AM I DIFFICULT?

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I admit it, I can be difficult at times! How about you? Maybe you are Snow White or Father Christmas, always so nice and giving and polite. My guess is that everyone is difficult at some points. There are some people who we find difficult and others don’t and visa versa. There are 4 types […]

Leadership

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE?

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  I remember hearing someone talking about working in teams. He said, “Every team has at least one difficult person in them. If you don’t know who the difficult person in your team is, it is probably you.” This is humourous, yet maybe a bit unfair. I’d rather put it this way, “Every team has […]

Leadership

AM I AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT LEADER?

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Last year I was fortunate to do some accreditation training on Emotional Intelligence. I have since run numerous training for different organisations and people on Emotional Intelligence. I also had the opportunity to have an Emotional Intelligence assessment conducted on me, which was debriefed. (I can do this for you if you are interested). I […]

Leadership

LEADERSHIP IS OVER RATED

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You know the comic book hero’s where the baddie is wreaking havoc on the city. They are defenceless and about to be crushed. All of a sudden Superman or Batman or Spiderman swoop into frame. A massive fight ensues and our hero wins the day and everyone is rescued. Have you ever considered that sometimes […]

Leadership

MY ONE WORD FOR THE YEAR

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Statistics tell us that just 8% achieve their New Year Resolutions. Chances are if you made some resolutions you already feel like you have ‘failed’. You started well, but life got in the way and now you have given up altogether. GOALS SUCK What this statistics does for many people makes them give up making […]

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“DON’T MICRO MANAGE”

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We are now 3 weeks into the New Year and if you are like me, you have been receiving emails and blogs about making sure that our 2015 is the best ever. The question therefore remains, What are you doing to do make sure this is the best year ever? Historically, when I want a […]

Leadership

ARE YOU TOO NICE?

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Learning to be appropriately assertive at work —Inspired by an article by Liane Davey   At work you are known for getting on with people. You pride yourself that you are good to work with and you aren’t pushy, arrogant or nasty like some in the office. Nothing wrong so far, is there? There is […]