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The power of listening

The power of listening

I'll be the first to admit that I have to work hard at being a good listener. My brain loves to think about the future, so staying focused in the here and now is a personal challenge. In our busy world it can also be hard to avoid all the distractions around us and...

Making the most of your natural talent

Making the most of your natural talent

We all have talents or attributes that allow us to be naturally good at certain things. Some people are gifted at bringing others together and including everyone in an event or a conversation (a natural includer). Some people are born optimists and see the glass that...

Take the wheel of your career

Take the wheel of your career

Whether you’re just starting out, at a turning point or planning a transition to retirement, you are in the drivers’ seat of your career. There is plenty you can do at every step of the way to get the most out of your work.   As we get to the end of the year it’s...

Do we need another meeting?

Do we need another meeting?

In my professional and personal life, I’ve been to more meetings than I could possibly count. Team meetings, staff meetings, strata meetings, parent-teacher meetings. You name it, I’ve been to a meeting for it. I’m a social person so I enjoy a good discussion as much...

Where could giving take you at work?

Where could giving take you at work?

Recently I read Adam Grant’s book called ‘Give and Take’ and he writes that people are either givers, takers or matchers. Givers put the interests of others ahead of their own, takers are out for their own interests and matchers try to strike a balance between the...