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Management is a busy and demanding role. The time to listen to staff concerns can just get filled up. What is the impact of this for your staff? Making time for listening may pay management dividends. Listening should be a…

Is the whole team in meltdown? Grievances and counter grievances lodged? The finger pointed at one person? It isn’t unusual that, as a consultant, I get a call for help in such a situation. When I speak to all the…

Wish we could sometimes just ignore that difficult person but relationship problems aren’t that easy.  As humans our brains function more effectively when we are positively connected. Check out the podcast of interview with Dr Amy Banks whose work reinforces…

Ive now achieved my accreditation through Conflict Coaching International – looking forward to more coaching and have had great feedback from clients since i began using the model last year.         The coaching was invaluable. While I…

It’s hard to listen to someone when we don’t agree with them. Our natural inclination is to come straight back with our own point of view, and try our hardest to get our message across. Doing this very rarely gives…

Listening is an essential communication skill that unfortunately many of us are not very good at. Listening is very important because it makes others feel that we are interested in them, which is a sign of respect. Our natural inclination…

You’ve had a bit of an argument with Susan at the office and are feeling a bit awkward about what to say to her when you come in tomorrow. Maybe you’re thinking you will just let her be the one…

“You won’t believe what she was saying about you at James’ party!” We’ve all been told something similar to this, and our immediate reaction is anger. We want to find out exactly what was said and then do something about…

We’ve all heard the maxim that a person’s favourite topic of conversation is themselves. Ask questions, we’re told, and you can’t fail to make a good impression. In general this is true, as we do all like the chance to…

Most of us are naturally avoidant. It’s amazing how many distractions and ‘important’ tasks we find for ourselves when we are facing a challenging or unpleasant situation. Some situations (like cleaning the bathroom) just won’t go away. The sooner we…