Posted on July 14th, 2010 by Jane
Appreciative Inquiry is based on the principle of doing more of what works, and not getting bogged down in the negativity of what doesn’t! So here’s a simple exercise for you: What works really well in your life right now? Why is it working so well? What is your role in this, what skills, qualities and attributes are you bringing to bear on the situation? What could you be doing more of in order to bring more of this success
Posted on July 6th, 2010 by Jane
Highly successful people rarely focus all their energies on one single thing; great scientists and artists tend to have broad interests and are open to new experiences. And new experiences give you new sources of knowledge which inspires everything you do. New experiences give your life more depth and colour and will help inspire your creativity. So if you’ve become a bit stuck in a rut, what new experiences can you broaden your mind with this week? Go on, try something new.
Posted on June 30th, 2010 by Jane
What hidden gems do you have stored away that could be working for you right this minute? Recently I have received a plethora of compliments about my voice and coaching style (thank you!) I was telling my husband, somewhat wryly, that lots of people really seemed to like the sound of my voice. He replied, with due concern for my sensibilities (wise man) that naturally he thought I had a lovely voice but he hadn’t really thought about it before.
Posted on June 29th, 2010 by Jane
How many times have you said to yourself at work: “I’ve seen it all before; it didn’t work then and it won’t work now” If I had a pound coin for every time I’ve heard that when running change seminars I’d have very heavy pockets! Yet before dismissing such utterances as cynicism from died in the wool change resistors it is worth taking stock. Evaluating the successes and the unsuccessful is a crucial element in managing the change process, yet
Posted on June 28th, 2010 by Jane
‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got‘ the old adage says, but actually in times of change and economic recession even just getting what you’ve always got is no longer guaranteed! If you run a successful business you will know that you have to keep a weather eye on the economic climate, competitors, fashion and so on to maintain an edge. If you’re successful you know that you have to keep being flexible and
Posted on June 21st, 2010 by Jane
Listening to the news each day can be, frankly, very dispiriting with forecasts of economic gloom and environmental disasters: if we’re not careful we could find ourselves getting caught up in a downward spiral of misery. Similarly, talking excessively about problems and concerns (and I don’t mean sensible evaluation and taking action, but getting to the point when it’s all you focus on) has been shown to cause anxiety and even depression. Good News But the good news is that happiness