• Mindset,  Mission,  Mission Unstoppable

    Are you a Mission Magnet?

    Are you a Mission Magnet?  Having thought about it for a while, I think it’s possible that I am. Although if I’m really honest, it’s not a question I had ever asked myself or, indeed, anyone else until a few weeks ago.   Mission on my Mind I’ve had the word mission on my mind for a little while now. If you joined our virtual conference, On The Tipping Point LIVE!, back in December, it’s a word that Sherry Bevan and I discussed with several of our guests as we discussed what had been their ‘tipping points’ on their path to business success. Whilst our discussions were largely about personal,…

  • 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…

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