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Are you Really Listening or Just Waiting to Speak?

If we are honest, we will all admit there are times when we don’t listen well. Our attention may drift off onto another subject and then come back to the person we are supposed to be listening to. How many … Continue reading

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The Art of Distillation – How to Write a Summary

Writing the summary can seem a tricky part of the report writing process, particularly if your report has covered an extensive investigation, large amounts of data and has complex conclusions. So here is some guidance on How To Write A … Continue reading

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How Can Yann Become More Influential?

Since the acquisition  of his company earlier in the year, Yann has been learning how to operate in a larger organisation. Previously he had known all his colleagues and managers and knew how they would react and how to handle … Continue reading

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Yann is feeling overwhelmed – how can he regain a sense of control?

Yann has a very heavy workload, he is working long days and taking work home and still he doesn’t feel he is in control. He’s sleeping badly and wakes up thinking  about everything he has to do and he’s getting … Continue reading

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How can Yann get the best from a quiet colleague?

Yann has a new team member Sonia, who is technically very competent, but he is finding her difficult to talk to. He tells his coach Beth, “She is very quiet, gives short answers and I feel that she is not … Continue reading

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How Can Yann Communicate with Confidence in a Changing Business Environment?

Yann’s company was acquired by a US company six months ago and it has been a time of change and uncertainty as the two organisations work on aligning strategy and processes. Following a reorganisation, staff are having to build new … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Writing More Digestible

Do you ever pick up a document and read it through and then think “what was that all about?” When we learn to write at school our first sentences are very simple and then we progress to use more complex … Continue reading

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Think Positively and Present Powerfully

When working with a group on a Powerful Presentations Workshop recently, I was struck by how many people suffered from a real lack of confidence and in some cases extreme nervousness about making a presentation. Most of these people were … Continue reading

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Top Tips to Gain Control

At some point in time,  most people will feel that  life is too busy and there is too much to do! And many people have this feeling everyday over a long period of time. Recognise this? Step back for a … Continue reading

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How can Yann get his team members up to speed?

Yann’s company is expanding rapidly and his team is growing. He has several new team members and he needs to get them up to speed in order to be able to deliver his targets. He really feels under pressure as … Continue reading

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