Five ways to have productive meetings

Many managers often feel they must foster a team environment and communication by having status updates. A meeting for the sake of meeting can be a waste of time.  Food may be provided and the manager may find that gets … Continue reading

Transitions in Management Styles

Some managers are great. Some managers are not.  Yelling and berating employees is usually not a welcome management style and often results in alienating their employees.  When researching this, there were some notable exceptions! The late Steve Jobs of Apple … Continue reading

The Transition to Innovative Thinking!

We’ve probably all heard the expression, “think outside the box”.  Unfortunately, it’s been way overused and has kinda lost its impact and become cliche! It began with a simple exercise, a darling of Management Consultants in the 70’s and 80’s.  … Continue reading

It’s a “waiting game” when you have cancer…

Tick…Tock!   When you hear the diagnosis, you’re in shock.  Then you start having those conversations with family and good friends. You wait for your oncology appointment and fill out the first of many health forms.  We were lucky, we … Continue reading

“Turning Point” by Magician/Business Guru was my turning point!

I first met Marshall Sylver at Guerrilla Business School, billed as “an MBA on steroids!” It was intense and fun!  He was pure entertainment and hypnotised some of the students.  No, no one clucked like a chicken! Then, the next … Continue reading

NLP-What is it, anyway? Part Three

NLP is a hybrid of science-how the brain works and psychology, the mind… Pattern interrupt is an NLP staple.  It is used as a way of getting the client out of the story around the problem and disassociate from the … Continue reading

NLP-what is it anyway? Part Two

NLP is a way to look at communication and my question is always-“how can I use this tool in my coaching?  There is no doubt in my mind that being aware of how we take in information will help me … Continue reading

NLP- what is it, anyway Part one

When I want to know about something, I take further learning in it.  I immerse myself.  I’ve come off an concentrated 4 days in beautiful La Costa Resort, a playground for the rich!  5k/night suite which you can get a … Continue reading

Transition Cycle (part 1)

This is the first installment in a four part series on different types of transitions.  Transitions rarely come in neat boxes and often,more than one transition is happening at the same time.  You can think of transition as a process … Continue reading

Wealth Lessons from Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie as a poor immigrant that became the richest man of the world of his time-1890’s-1914 approximately. He was one of the founders of US Steel.  He was a really big deal and great philanthropist.  I was skimming some … Continue reading