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Boosters : Future Skills – Focus

Nail this and you have one of the most wanted skills in the ‘future of work’. As predictions and commentary on the future of work, working lives and work places continues, so too do the predictions of the skills that us humans will need to be bringing to the workplace in order for robots and

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Boosters : Congratulations!

Congratulations. What a year! All those successes, you’ve achieved so much! So why is it that right now, the things that spring to mind are the things not completed, the mistakes and the ‘not gone wells’? Because we’re human. We imprint in our minds the things that don’t go so well, the negative feedback we

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Boosters : A working relationship

In my early twenties, I experienced what it feels like to suffer from work-related stress. I’ll save you the details here but the up-shot was that I vowed to myself that I would never let myself fall out of love with work again. See, work and I, we’re a good fit. Highly compatible. It’s a

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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