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Boosters : Who am I?

INTJ? Driver? Blue? Earth? Influence? Shaper? I’m an advocate of using profiling tools within teams to help people work better together through understanding themselves, understanding others, noticing preferences and adapting approaches. When it comes to completing them myself though, there’s a part of me that rebels. I don’t want to be labelled. I don’t want

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Boosters : Receiving Feedback

The pain! It hurt’s. That stung. I hate it. Yep, it sure does hurt when we receive developmental /constructive /negative feedback at work. And we remember it. Boy, does it stick. Word for word (or at least we tell ourselves that’s the case). And we remember how it makes us feel. But do we remember

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Boosters : Listen Up

Are you a good listener? I’ve been told I am. Apparently my ability to really listen to what’s being said – the words, the meaning, the sentiment – and then play back to the person a succinct and accurate version of what I’ve just heard is impressive. It’s not easy though. We hear what the

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Boosters : Is happy enough?

I am not happy. And I don’t want to be. Here’s why. I do a lot of work with organisations around employee engagement. When I initially meet with the business owners or senior leaders, I often hear the same thing. “We want our people to be happy.” Really? I get that you don’t want your

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Boosters : Barriers and Boundaries

Often in coaching the topic of barriers will come up. Usually in relation to limiting beliefs (“I’m not good with numbers”, “Don’t come to me for creativity”) or challenging work situations that seem impossible to overcome. We often impose our own barriers, tangible or otherwise, and often with good intention. Barriers and boundaries can keep

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Boosters : Plant nothing and weeds will grow

A former mentor and boss of mine said this to me early in our relationship and not only has it stuck with me, but I’ve found myself referencing it in coaching sessions and other interactions with my clients recently. Plant nothing and weeds will grow. Six little words with a depth of meaning and interpretation

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Boosters : Motivation

Having an engaged workforce is the gift that keeps on giving. When employees are engaged, they do their best work, apply discretionary effort, go the extra mile and have greater fulfilment from what they do. Customers are more likely to be delighted, refer and repeat their business and the business sees a reduction in costs

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Boosters : Easy Feedback Tool

The number 1 reason people don’t give feedback? They want to avoid conflict. Imagine you’ve just observed one of your team interact with a colleague and it didn’t quite hit the mark. You want to help but you’re worried that if you try to give feedback, it might become confrontational. Try this. What went well.

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Boosters : Fluency of Ideas

In a time where the future of our work holds the threat of robots and automated processing, it’s helpful to remind ourselves of the ‘human skills’, the skills that will be most sought after in the coming years and what we can do to further develop these. This time we’re looking at Fluency of ideas

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Boosters : Reflecting

All through our lives we are encouraged to take stock and reflect. As a child, I would be told to stand in a corner of the room and think about what I had just done and only come back when I was ready to say sorry. Inevitably, I would stand there for a bit, think