Creating Effective People

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Sep, 2016

Starting Young

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Do you think that changing mindsets is difficult? I meet people in the course of my coaching life who are still driven by their 5 year-old self. So much happens when we are young and installed only to be stuck like glue inside us. Most people don’t pay attention to this and in fact allow the same patterns to drive them through their entire life. This leads me to think that the process of behavioral and skills training, as well as values and ethics inculcation should in fact begin as […]

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Dec, 2014

Is Your Team On A One Way Street?

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Today I have decided to address one of the most important presuppositions in NLP; “The meaning of communication is the response you get.” What does this really mean? It indicates that the meaning of a piece of communication is not in what you say but rather in what the recipient of your message has understood by it. So if you say something to your colleague, boss, friend, spouse or children and they take it to mean something else, the onus is on you, not them, to clarify it. Communication is […]

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Sep, 2014

Ecology Is Not Just About Biology

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The ecology aspect is often overlooked in the pursuit of goals or achievements. Unless people have a heightened state of awareness they are generally oblivious to questions such as what happens after they achieve their goal; how does it affect them, their family, financial situation, health and overall future. They fail to ask if the desired change is in line with their values or even the most basic question of all – “Is this what I really want?” Sometimes once the goal is achieved, people realise that it is not […]

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Sep, 2014

Modeling not on the Catwalk

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We were having friends over for dinner again. The lovely aroma of food and sound of the wok clanging was like a cacophony of sounds I was used to. Mum was the ultimate entertainer. She loved to cook and did it effortlessly. It was very usual for our family to have friends and family over for meals. As a child I looked forward to hearing that my favourite cousins were invited for a sleepover. It was our little reward that Dad afforded us. The deal was that we had to […]

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