Counterintuitive Worked

“Kay, surely you’ll be cancelling everything next week?” was the advice a friend gave me. Why?   With a flurry of activity in our world with our hound Jeffrey going in for emergency heart surgery and a number of events I said “Yes”...

Shiny and New

The phone rang about an hour ago and I caught my breath.  It was the Specialist Vet Heart Surgeon calling. One of our hounds (Jeffrey, the smallest and naughtiest) has a heart condition. Without surgery we’ve been told he has only about 10 to 12 months to...

What will yours be?

First things first.   Wishing you a Healthy & Happy 2022 full of the things AND the people you want and love the most. What a thought that is! As someone who long ago stopped making New Year Resolutions as I found them uninspiring and a bit like...

Handy, Especially Now

When Jane asked me “How do I stop people’s negativity from bringing me down?” she meant it with the best intention. Jane is in a senior position where she is often the brunt of people’s frustration or indignation and, as such, she’s...

Do you know about this?

When you ask someone a question beginning with ‘Why’ you need to know something which many people just don’t. ‘Why’ is such a small and yet powerful word to notice, to understand and to be aware of as you use it.  Really, why? Well, it does...

Grab ’em by the ears or eyeballs

When a client tells me how she’s struggling to get people to respond to her or to get into action in a way they said they would, I always ask her “So what’s in it for them?” and “What did you say would happen next?” These two...

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