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Criticism a Gift Wrapped in Sh!t

Criticism a Gift Wrapped in Sh!t

Criticism – A gift wrapped in Shit “Criticism” comes from the Greek word krino, which means “able to judge, value, interpret.” Can often be helpful, especially once we get past the angst.  Really though, it can be near on impossible to keep everyone happy, further it...
Premature Elaboration

Premature Elaboration

Premature Elaboration and a Potential Cure It is easy to talk too much, to make assumptions, to lack curiosity about those that we are speaking with. Often assuming that everyone is fascinated by what we want to say.  A Shakespearean monologue, a soliloquy, springs to...
Curiosity a Potent Force

Curiosity a Potent Force

Curiosity ​ Enjoying the annual holiday season leads to curiosity. Curiosity can lead us to think about improving our situation. Curiosity about blind spots. Areas for improvement, a renewed approach to important aspects of our lives. For instance, to be a better...
6 things great Sales Leaders do in a Crisis

6 things great Sales Leaders do in a Crisis

6 things great Sales Leaders do in a Crisis Disruption is front and centre right now and we are all looking forward to a time when we can get together with our friends and colleagues.  Gee an opportunity for kids to go to school and pursue sport would be brilliant...
Do Managers Overestimate their Impact?

Do Managers Overestimate their Impact?

Do Managers overestimate their impact? How often do you see someone proudly share their achievements, only to think that the work was completed by a team? It seems easy to bask in the reflected glory of group performance.  It is often expected, especially as ownership...
Should we take Everything Personally?

Should we take Everything Personally?

Should we take Everything Personally? There is lots going on in our lives.  Most of it outside of our control.  A lot of it doesn’t make much difference to us, some does. When it impacts us, it feels like our situation is taken outside of our control.  Being left in...