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Improving relationships with MindSonar

Even in the best of relationships couples have their disagreements.  Often, seemingly trivial matters seem to end up in a row with each person wondering how they could be so misunderstood. Sadly, if this happens too often, then these small matters can end up creating a cycle of bickering which then begins to erode...
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Improving team performance with MindSonar

When I worked for a large organisation, I was responsible for delivering complex projects involving multi-disciplinary teams. As wit most such projects, there were sometimes problems arising from misunderstandings arising from the different perspectives taken by different teams.For example, it wasn't unusual for the statistics team and the policy teams to reach an...
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MindSonar® - a tool for transformational coaching!

During the time that I was working in a large organisation, I took a number of personality and working style profiles to inform re-organisations and recruitment.  I also studied a number of such tests during my management training. Each time, I struggled to accept any one of them as conclusive, because I know that I think...
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And out of chaos comes....

Our house is a bit chaotic at the moment – Steve and I are reorganising how we use our space, making room for new and revived interests and hobbies, clearing away things we no longer need or use and reorganising our office set-up.  It’ll be great when it’s all done,...
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Can you welcome criticism?

How do you handle criticism of your ambitions and plans? Does it upset you or make you feel hurt and defensive?  What about if you actually valued it – how would that feel? Criticism can be very helpful to us. It can help us realise how much we really want...
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Turning setbacks into success

Whatever your plans to reach your goals in life, there will be times when you go off course. The more challenging or long-term the goals, the more likely this is to happen.  The way you regard these times has a huge impact upon how successful you will be eventually.  Your...
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Is one of these three obstacles holding you back from the success you deserve?

May is a fabulous month – summer is on its way and the flowers are already in bloom. Mind you, it seems to come around more quickly each year! How many of you are still on track with your New Year resolutions and plans for2017 (do you even remember them)?....
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This simple technique could help preserve your friendships

A while ago I wrote a blog entitled " Are we really just arguing about socks? " about how many of the things that people disagree about are simply matters of opinion, different habits and personal taste.  From an objective perspective, such differences are usually trivial and yet they can...
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Two steps to begin your success

Do you ever wonder why you haven’t achieved a particular ambition or dream that you’ve had for a long time?  You’re certainly not alone if you have. Many people have long wanted to do something – whether connected with their career, their lifestyle or their health – and yet each...
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Is this the real fear that is holding you back?

It’s common to see articles about how a fear of failure can hold people back from becoming as successful as they want to be. It seems to be a common theme in many articles, accompanied with advice on how to improve confidence or how to find more opportunities. Such articles...
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Enjoy a longer working life

Nowadays it’s assumed that people will work until their late 60s and even early 70s. For some this will be because they choose to, for many it will be due to necessity. Some studies suggest that working for as long as possible can help keep people healthy. I suspect this...
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Simple ways you can definitely fit more exercise into your day

How often do you think “I’d do more exercise, if only I had time?”. I hear this a lot from people – friends, family, clients. Even myself at times in the past. I think it stems from a belief that exercise means a significant block of time (usually 30 minutes...
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