Virtual Communication – YOU are your communication (Part One)

Virtual Communication – YOU are your communication (Part One)

Creating Connection, Inspiring People, Learning Sprints, Virtual Meetings, Winning Habits
Virtual Communication - YOU are your communication (Part One) Virtual communications have never been more important than right now, in our COVID19 world. This could be informally with friends and family, or increasingly, in our business context. What is certain, when we return to ‘normal’, it will not be the ‘normal’ that we were used to. This seismic shock that we are experiencing in the context of our everyday lives will shape the future. It will never be the same again. On that sobering thought, and given that we all need to learn to use the virtual context in a way that helps, not hinders our communication, in this series of articles, I look at some of the ‘quick wins’  - simple things that you can do to significantly improve…
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Time to prepare

Time to prepare

Coaching, Commercial Collaboration, Creating Connection, Crisis Management, Customer Planning, Customer Relationships, Leadership, Selling, Winning Habits
Time to Prepare Prepare for getting back on the pitch… Like everyone else, the coaches of professional sports teams are facing an unprecedented situation – no matches, no team training…well, no nothing really. Their equivalent of the office is shut.  What they have been doing is giving their players diet plans, personal training schedules & focus areas. To support and encourage, regular virtual check-ins & coaching sessions. Getting them ready for being back on the pitch. Businesses are facing a similar dilemma and many of the usual excuses for not preparing have disappeared almost overnight. What are you doing to prepare to get back on the pitch? Getting it done before the wasters turn up…. Great preparation is a prerequisite for good performance. With that in mind, when running a…
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Becoming a salesman

Becoming a salesman

Customer Relationships, Great Questions, Inspiring People, Selling, Winning Habits
A story of a headmaster, the engineer and disappointment Imagine the scene; a budding mining and explosives engineer in his mid-twenties. The phone call to his proud father, a respected head teacher of a well-known school. “Dad, you know that career track I have sunk the past 8 years of my life into? The one where I get to run my ‘very own’ coal mine? Well…I’ve quit. I am going to be a salesman…..” The silence was deafening, the disappointment palpable…..I remember it like it was yesterday and that moment was 30 years ago. Sales people get a bad rap…deservedly so. So….what is really interesting about this tale is WHY? What is it about the ‘sales profession’ that so many people dislike? (I think I can actually hear you responding…
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A strong core, by being constantly curious + courageous

A strong core, by being constantly curious + courageous

Inspiring People, Well-being, Winning Habits
Strong Core Like all organisms we must adapt to the changes in our environment, or die! Previously I have shared my views and antidotes to the impact of mass disruption upon our world - our new upside down world. We can all get locked into things that we know. But it takes courage to have freedom, to leave the past, be present in the now and explore the possibilities of the future. So I wanted to explore our attitudes to agility. Let’s consider, what does agility mean?                     It could mean agile working, Lean Six Sigma, black belts, sit ups until your stomach screams or maybe yoga. One thing is for certain; to have agility we must have core strength. Agility brings ability Let’s imagine, what happens as a result of…
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Enhance your personal mastery, everyday

Enhance your personal mastery, everyday

Well-being, Winning Habits
Adults spend eight times longer watching on-demand TV than exercising, research suggests. The average person spends 12 hours streaming programmes on platforms such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime every week, a survey of more than 2,000 people by not-for-profit fitness group ‘ukactive’ found. This compares to just 90 minutes of moderate physical activity. This got me thinking about how long do any of us invest in ourselves so we are fit to always bring our best self to situations? Personal Mastery Building upon my previous post; The Antidote to Disruption, in the Unilever Standards of Leadership, part of the Inner Game is ‘Personal Mastery’. I love this - it is a big topic to get into but it is critical to success. It covers many areas around well-being…
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Creating winning habits

Creating winning habits

Winning Habits
Happy New Year! Enjoy watching my video where I discuss the comparison between fitness and work, especially at a time when we may be wanting to consider making changes for the New Year. #habits #winninghabits #fitness #nutrition #exercise #goalsetting I would love to hear your experiences as you create winning habits on any area of life; nutrition, exercise, ways or working, building skill, capability, resilience, performance. What did you do before, what do you do now and what impact did the change have? So add a comment and share a picture or image of what agility means to you on this post. Please also like and share this article. So you can inspire, enable and support your friends and network so they can get also enjoy the benefits of creating…
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