What’s Stopping You?

Posted on September 11th, 2010 by

“Our lives can change with every breath we take. That is why we have to let go of what has been done.” Author Unknown One reason we can find change difficult, even when we really want the result making the change will bring, is because changing to something new means losing something. Change and loss, as well as change and gain are inextricably linked. If we haven’t worked out what we’re afraid of losing, we’ll find reasons not to make

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How Inspirational Are You?

Posted on September 7th, 2010 by

If you’ve looked at my Inspirational Women section, or receive my regular newsletter, you will see that I have a series of interviews with women all chosen to inspire YOU! I know from the many emails you send me that they do inspire you, and that you love the series. Thank you! So I thought it might be fun if I asked you some of the questions. Please choose one or two to answer and share with other readers via

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Could Mondays Change Your Life?

Posted on September 6th, 2010 by

Here’s a quick exercise to help you make this week really count! It’s Monday, most people are back from holiday, schools are back, the traffic is flowing fast and furiously again and soon the shops will be full of seasonal delights! Time passes pretty fast, doesn’t it? So make this week count. Don’t let it pass you by in a haze of things you always do. Don’t live the next seven days without thought. Take about 30 minutes out of

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The Harassed Manager’s Guide to Change

Posted on September 3rd, 2010 by

This is an extract from a small book I wrote for participants when running change workshops for managers. I hope you find it useful. It’s a short, light hearted and practical look at managing staff through change, with practical, down to earth exercises that work – and no jargon! The book is dedicated to all of those front line managers and small business owners faced with an organisational or business change to implement. Whether it’s of your making or not

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Are You a Blue Thinker? Or Green…Or Red?

Posted on September 2nd, 2010 by

If you find yourself in a group faced with a task of creating something new this might help! Blue, Red, & Green Thinking I am grateful for this idea to Nigel May Barlow, author of Re-Think-How to Think Differently. He talks about three stages of creative thinking: Blue – Blue is for IDEAS- with the sky being the limit! Blue type questions are Well, why not? and What if we…? Red – Red is for STOP, like traffic lights. It’s

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Make Time for You

Posted on August 24th, 2010 by

Here’s a quick exercise to help you think about how effectively you use your time. It’s not about being busy all the time, filling every moment, but more about making time for you, and your development. Take yourself to a quiet place with a notebook and pen. Just sit for few moments and reflect on what it is you feel you never have time to do. These are usually things that will bring you pleasure, but sometimes they are things

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