Performing in the storm

Performing in the storm

Some people when faced with the unexpected will say, “stick to the facts”, others will say “trust your intuitions” and others will say “go with your instincts” They are all, partly right When the unexpected happens; be it the scene of an accident, a dog charging...
First impressions

First impressions

“You can’t make a second, first impression” As you walk into the conference room to make your inaugural speech, your coat pocket catches on the door handle causing you to drop the folder you are holding and your papers end up in the front row of the audience. Bending...
Choice

Choice

“Choose or not to choose, that is the choice” I don’t know about you, but I didn’t choose to be here; I was born in 1954 in London in the UK. It just happened to me, one day I wasn’t there and the next day I was, nobody asked for my opinion and I had absolutely no...
I’ve understood

I’ve understood

The old saying, “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing” is actually quite true. The Dunning Kruger effect has been around for centuries and we all fall into the trap; the onset of the current Codiv19 crisis was an excellent example. In March of last year,...
Accepting feedback

Accepting feedback

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions” Unfortunately, like a good breakfast, you need to be able to digest it, for it to be useful. Accepting feedback is often difficult, even when people try to be tactful and use a method like DESC or OFNR, many of us tend to...
Comfort Zone – to be in or not to be in

Comfort Zone – to be in or not to be in

The concept of comfort zone is attributed to the psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John D. Dodson, who carried out experiments to show that a state of relative comfort generated a constant level of performance. Many posts about the comfort zone will tell you that...