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The New Skills Shortage in Every Workplace

Today all of us have the ability to be an ‘expert’ at anything. We no longer need to retain information when we have all the information we need at our fingertips. We don’t need to be the smartest person in the room when we have Google. So what sets us apart from others??? – our ability to interact, engage and communicate bett...

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Strengths - know them, use them, share them!

Imagine if you could create the exact change you need in your work & your personal life with least amount of effort?! Knowing and understanding our unique potential strengths gives us unlimited fuel for this fire. A strengths-based approach is about capitalising on the things we are already good at . We all want to be in that state of 'flow...

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Personalities - what's yours??

Communicating with Introverts & Extroverts in a manner which is relatable to them - not yourself - is essential for connecting with your staff, your customers and your peers. Believe or not - if we continue to communicate in the same way every day to everyone we meet we really are only connecting with half our audience. That's where the MBTI T...

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You use your strengths every day . . . . do you know yours???

What a great weekend spent helping some awesome people identify what they are innately good at & harnessing those strengths! Strengths-based coaching is a great tool for everyone - young, old, those searching for answers, those searching for something new . . . we can all benefit from identifying our strengths and understanding what we are innately good...

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How to transition from being 'one of the team' to 'managing your team-mates' . . .

You’ve always loved your work and you're good at it; so good you've been promoted! This sounds great in theory but how does it work in reality? To go from being 'one of the team' to now 'managing the team' takes self-awareness and respect; awareness that you cannot step into a role and expect everyone to follow your directions – you still have to earn their...

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Bad Behaviour in the Workplace - is it your Greatest Asset??

We all know it, we've all seen it - have you got that one staff member who just does ridiculously stupid things, like they are deliberately trying to make you angry??? Guess what - they probably are! Quite often some of the worst behaviours can come from your most loyal & passionate team-members. When we see this behaviour in the workplace the first q...

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Everyone has a story, here's mine . . . why Shiift?

It's hard to put yourself out in front and take responsibility for all the failures, flaws & bombs in regards to your own businesses. Constructive criticism takes on a whole new outlook when it's solely aimed at you and no-one else. This is the path I have been tip-toeing along since I jumped off the cliff and created my own business - for the first time...

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How to build strong people, strong teams, strong culture!

Personal strengths are the characteristics of a person that supports 'best-performance', 'peak' performance or 'optimal' performance . . . whatever definition floats your boat really! So how do we get the best from our team? Through strengths-based coaching! By harnessing & developing innate strengths, individuals, teams & businesses can achieve s...

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Why You Should Choose An Introvert as Your Next Manager

Ever wondered why introverts make great leaders???? Consider the following strengths: Introverts tend to think before acting - great problem-solving abilities! Introverts prefer to think things through, rather than talk things through - no unnecessary gossip! Introverts have a depth of interests rather than a breadth of interests - you don't get muc...

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