Archive for the ‘Influencing Skills’ category

The Inner Critic – creating your own self-esteem

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December 2nd, 2019

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He keeps me awake all night worrying about the future, chiding me for my mistakes. Planning for my inevitable downfall. Noticing how bright and attractive everyone is and how I become insignificant in their presence. He pounces on any evidence that backs up his negative opinions of me and ignores any suggestion that he might be […]

The time and place for humour in facilitation might be now.

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October 18th, 2019

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As I sit at the departure gate of another airport, waiting to fly back home to Dublin.  I take in a beautiful landscape, a view that I am unfamiliar with and taken by, I begin to reflect on the session I facilitated earlier with a group of open and energetic participants. I wonder, as I […]

Shared leadership tips: how to do it right

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August 13th, 2019

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8 tips for doing shared leadership the right way If you’ve worked in more than one organisation, you’ll know how much impact different leaders can have. Efficiency, productivity, morale and retention are all affected by how leaders operate, often more significantly than other factors such as salaries. Personality has an impact, but it’s leadership style […]

15 Tips to improve your influencing skills in the workplace

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June 21st, 2019

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Let’s start with the why. Why would you want to improve your influencing skills at work? You’re a manager and people are going to do what you want them to, right? Sadly, it doesn’t always work like that. While you might have the power to compel people to do as you demand, that doesn’t mean […]

Leadership Development meets Brexit: What did I learn at a Roffey Park Taster Session – by Susan Young

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April 3rd, 2019

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When it comes to invitations, probably half of the UK would currently accept one for an event titled “Forget Brexit: get your leaders ready for global Britain.” While the idea of forgetting Brexit for a bit is enticing, sharing leadership styles and leadership development which might help UK companies to not only survive but thrive […]