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Freedom Creates Risk

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Jul 2015

Freedom Creates Risk

There is a sign in the Care home that my mother resided in that read ‘Everyone has the right of freedom and with freedom comes risk’. To attempt to give the residents a good life, many with dementia, it was understood that trying to protect them from every risk would...

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The Awkward Silence Myth that Kills Opportunity

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Jul 2015

The Awkward Silence Myth that Kills Opportunity

The very fact that we call a pause in conversation an ‘awkward silence’ points to a root belief that inhibits our ability to really listen, create rich conversations and hear well. Awkward, therefore bad, therefore needs correcting, therefore fill that space as quick as we can. Nature abhors a vacuum...

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Jun 2015

Rich Environment, Poverty Thinking.

My parents, children of rationing, never quite lost their poverty mentality. Their children would implore them to ‘splash out’ take the sort of holiday they talked about… but somehow it always seemed that ‘little bit too excessive’. After 4 year of recsesion the markey might well ‘have ballistic’ with ‘work...

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How open minded are you and why it matters.

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Jun 2015

How open minded are you and why it matters.

Are you open to new ways to do things, of thinking about things, to jettison old beliefs and judgements, to usher in views that are precious to those that have served you well for years? Of course – so stop reading here. But really – how can you be so...

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Overwhelm Guaranteed

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Mar 2015

Overwhelm Guaranteed

How to guarantee overwhelm – – the 3 versions: Overwhelmed version 1 = you are making more promises than requests. (Change the equation) Overwhelmed version 2 = you are making enough requests –  but they are not big or bold enough. (Make them bigger) Overwhelmed version 3 = You are...

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Conversational Discomfort Aptitude

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Feb 2015

Conversational Discomfort Aptitude

How do you get divorced without it being awful, awkward, scary and testing? You don’t. Those things go with the territory and like the arduous climb up Scafell Pike a necessary part of getting from A to B. That’s my answer when a client either directly asks or infers how...

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Seven Qualities of Highly Effective Construction Supervisors.

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Feb 2015

Seven Qualities of Highly Effective Construction Supervisors.

I’ve worked with some giants of site supervision. This was put together to honour their awesomeness and to pass on the goodies!  A great conversation starter with your project works managers and supervisors or a discussion document at supervisors academies: 1. Supervise like you mean it – it’s not only...

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Knowledge (Shared) is Power… to BIM

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Feb 2015

Knowledge (Shared) is Power… to BIM

The Bruce Tuckman 1965 classic model of group development.  Look at how elegantly it models the BIM ambition of 2015. We want to move purposefully beyond knowledge hoarding, typical on projects,  to knowledge creation via the high performing team. A simple and powerful investment. (It would be ever so easy...

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