• Empathy - Walk a Mile
    Communication,  Leadership,  Mission

    Hot On The Heels Of Empathy

    Is there a better introduction to empathy than the beautifully animated RSA Short Video with Dr Brene Brown?  The Power of Empathy is a short video which sets out the difference between empathy and sympathy.  If you’ve not seen it, you can find it here.  It’s well worth a view.  It has a great message and it always makes me smile, too! Dr Brown introduces some work from a UK nursing student, Therese Wiseman, who studied a range of diverse professions where empathy is important.  She found there to be four attributes of empathy: To be able to see the world as others see it To be non-judgemental To understand…

  • Communication,  Leadership

    The Meaning Of Communication

    In business, as in life, we communicate all the time. Even when we are silent, we are still communicating something. If the act of communication, i.e. transferring information from one place to another, is simple, the how we do it certainly is not. Whether your chosen mode of communication is spoken, written, graphic or non-verbal is just the beginning. From there we enter a minefield.  You see… we can’t not communicate. I’m guessing that you, like me, have seen lots written on communication over the years. Maybe you’ve been in a job where communication skills were important and you got some extra advice or training?  Yes, me too! Over the…

  • Communication,  Mindset,  Performance,  Sport

    Throwing Shapes – When Words Are Not Enough

    Have you ever had lots of stuff going on in your head, but not quite been able to find the words to explain it to someone else? You know there’s something you’re not happy about, something that needs to change, but you can’t put it into words. That can certainly be true of the limiting beliefs that hold us back. Limiting beliefs lurk in our unconscious and we are usually ignorant of them because we can’t see them in the same way that other people can. A coach or a therapist will often help us to surface them linguistically, but it’s not always easy to do so on your own.…

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