Archive for June, 2010

Attitude – you gotta have it!

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

If you have a positive attitude, words like optimistic, forward looking and energetic describe you. You take a Go Get ‘em approach to challenges and problems. You go out to do good things and to have good days. In doing so your enthusiasm infects and energises others so they also have better days.
Looking to the [...]

Generations X and Y

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I’m sure you are familiar with the terms Baby Boomers and Generations X and Y.
Baby Boomers were born between 1946 and 1964, so they are starting to retire.
Generation X was born between 1965 and 1979. They are now between 28 and 42 years old so many are in managerial positions of authority.
Generation Y was born [...]

Those conversations that scare you…

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

I am still receiving replies to my invitation for people to tell me about conversations that they find scary.
Here is a sample of the suggestions I have received.
At work many of the conversations involve speaking up about decisions you feel are unfair, or about someone’s less than tolerable management style, even when you have been [...]

Win Win conversations

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The majority of people with whom I consult are concerned about the quality of their relationships, either in their personal lives or at work, or both. While they may realise that the conversations they hold reflect the tone of their relationships, they are often unaware of the problems they create for themselves in the way [...]

The next book that I’m planning to write has the working title ‘Straight Talk: conversations that scare you’.
I’ve been doing some research for it with my clients and recently asked them to send me outlines for conversations that they think are scary. I’ve been blown away by the number who replied and by the detail [...]