You’re Not Smart When You Multi-Task

You're Not Smart When You Multi-Task Reports have repeatedly shown we ‘multi task’ our concentration away and get less done. We’re distracted and lose the focus of delivering and completing projects. It leaves us frazzled, irritated & stressed. And when it comes to conversations with others this is not only an unproductive way of communicating, but it's potentially rude (put your phone down) and risks details and depth being missed. … [Read more...]

Pause Social Media. Be Socially Present

Pause Social Media. Be Socially Present We all experience it, and many of us are guilty of it. Social Ineptitude. But sometimes, it's hard not to be addicted to our phones and the instant fix of communication that we miss the depth of significant conversation when it's right before our eyes. As a result we don't make the most of the opportunities before us, what we can achieve through them, and the impact the connection could have. This can … [Read more...]

12 Ways To Grow Self Confidence And Personal Security

12 Ways To Grow Self Confidence And Personal Security I love people who are secure in their identity, yet are not verging on arrogance. Their self belief doesn't leave a bad taste in the mouth, and carries with it both authority and humility. Here's ways to grow self assurance and not need to look to others for approval. 1. Understand Our Strengths Strengthfinders, Myers Briggs, Belbin and the Enneagram are all great tools for this. Get … [Read more...]

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict?

The End of Privacy in Relational Conflict? Much has changed in the last 20 years when it comes to people’s perspective of privacy and what they are willing to share in public. From people sharing their problems about others on Oprah-style TV shows to the world of constant changing boundaries and the Internet. Photos are tagged, comments are left, videos are recorded, people are Googled and with the advance of smart phones, people’s everyday … [Read more...]

Building Trust in Friendship

Building Trust in Friendship Be open with people who you trust. Trust is powerful and people need to earn it, but if you have found someone you do trust, take courage and look to be more open with them, and work to build trust in your friendships. Because deep levels of intimacy between friends doesn’t happen by chance, and people are in need of friends. Good friends. Why don’t you create regular times when you can both share heart with … [Read more...]

Meeting New People-Isn’t It Time You Did?

When was the last time you met someone new? Someone who inspired, excited and could help you. When was the last time someone met you, and would have gone back home and told others about you? Take two people. One is a marketing executive who has worked faithfully and competently in the same advertising agency for the last 15 years. He works hard, does a good job and knows his stuff. He tends to arrive at work at 08.00 and leaves around 19.00. … [Read more...]

Being Clear and Concise as you Complete Sentences

Being Clear and Concise as you Complete Sentences In Conversations In a conversation are you clear and concise? Do you complete sentences? Are you clear in your communication, confidently stating your opinion? Or out of fear of offending, do you ramble on creating confusion for your listener, and allowing them to have a negative influence over you? Sometimes it’s better to just be straight to the point. Imagine you and a colleague are … [Read more...]