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From diatribe to dialogue

From diatribe to dialogue

  Edgar Schein described dialogue as “a discipline for collective learning” Dialogue is aimed at fostering mutual insight and common purpose. The process involves listening with empathy, searching for common ground, exploring new ideas and perspectives, and...
The importance of recovery

The importance of recovery

  If pressure and stress are your enemies, recovery and energy are your allies. – if you want to perform well in the storm, you need to recover well! Performing in the storm looks somewhat like this Select the challenge(s) to face up to Prepare to face up to the...
Living with interpretations

Living with interpretations

  “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” C.S. Lewis We all live in two worlds; an outer world where we interact with others and an inner world where our thoughts, feelings,...
Self-confidence

Self-confidence

  While a “fake it ’til you make it” attitude is useful in certain situations, I’m not sure that in the long term that it is actually that beneficial. Real self-confidence comes from experience and training; it’s through trial & error and...
Mindful eating

Mindful eating

Eating is one of the few activities that connects us, or can connect us, to all our senses What is mindful eating? Mindfulness means focusing on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations”; the...
Be prepared

Be prepared

Being on time for important events is essential, however, being prepared is paramount. By “being prepared”, I don’t mean having the presentation on a back-up USB key I’m talking about BEING prepared for what you are going to be DOING How prepared are you physically?...