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Conflict: Understand first ….. engage second

Just recently I had a bizarre experience with a friend that I hadn’t seen for over 2 years.
I rang him up to organise for a well overdue catch-up and indicated that I would pick him up and we could go to the restaurant we regularly went too in years gone by. He had moved since last time we had spoken so I asked for directions on how to get there from my place. Continue reading

Mind Filters: The key to performance

If we had to list all the leadership models that are available today that proclaim to assist you to be more engaging, effective leaders, our brains would simply get up and leave. The absolute mountains of these models can be confusing even for the most astute. Although now and again one comes along that not only makes sense, it is useable and stands the test of time. Steven Covey in his book, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” outlined seven very useful tips for any leader. It is well worth a read. It is this article we are going to focus on the one ‘habit’ that is observed in leaders most often.

When Mr Covey investigated those people that seem to achieve more out of their day, influence others and remain calm when all those around are falling apart, he found they implement a particular strategy that others don’t. Continue reading

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