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Some sandwiches don’t have flavour!

When it comes to feedback and evaluations if there’s one thing I hate it’s the “feedback sandwich.” Some organisations that claim to train mangers and human resources staff still use this method of feedback and evaluation and it’s just awful.  Here’s why. People know it’s coming. This message is old fashioned. Everyone knows it’s coming! Everyone [Read more...]

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Look at how far you’ve come!

It’s easy to forget, sometimes, just how far you’ve come. Especially when there’s so many people always trying to knock you down. More often than not they don’t mean it, they’re not being nasty or vindictive, they just don’t realise that sometimes some of the things they say aren’t at all helpful. For example, how [Read more...]

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Weekly & Monthly Goals

Goal setting of small goals is a great way of making progress through a larger goal. Breaking it down into smaller, more manageable achievements gives you a sense of success as you work towards a goal and gives you an idea of how much longer the main goal may take. Make sure you reward yourself [Read more...]

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Barriers and Blocks

If you want to achieve your goals you need to remove the barriers that are getting in your way. One of those barriers is not being mindful. Mindfulness, for the last few years, has been the buzzword for becoming a better you but, as some practitioners would have you believe, it’s not all about lying [Read more...]

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It’s not just about the words

On Tuesday I had the honour of giving the test speech for a Toastmasters contest. The Evaluation Contest is one of six Toastmasters International contests that takes place every year. With the public speaking, leadership and evaluation skills Toastmasters teaches the competition is often fierce and Tuesday was no different. This particular contest sees contestants [Read more...]

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