Poem: Virtual or Not?

There is an urge I sometimes getAnd that's to write in rhymes.Nothing in the high-brow classJust a few unhindered lines. This time it came upon meWhile waiting for a Zoom.A session which in half an hourWould bring Canada into my room. It's great to reach across oceansGetting insights and lessons new.It helps you stay connectedAnd... Continue Reading →

Fresh Perspective on Interviews

Interview tips are aplenty. Hints on possible questions, horror stories and what to wear are only ever a few key strikes away. So why the heck am I blogging about interviews? Isn't there enough of that stuff around already? Well, first of all this is not another 'how to' list. It's the metaphorical scratching of... Continue Reading →

Look Into My Eyes

Doing lots of virtual meetings has been messing with my head when it comes to eye contact. Usually, I look people in the eye when we're talking because it shows I'm listening and hopefully helps us make a more human connection. No hard Paddington Bear stares though of course. So while playing out in virtual-meeting-land... Continue Reading →

Awards Bring Rewards

This month saw the launch of The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards (GBDA2020 for short)... and I was happy to be there. Meeting and chatting with past winners, sponsors, and of course the fab Gatwick Diamond Business team, set me thinking.  Why are awards important to individuals and organisations?  Is it solely glorified marketing?  Or is... Continue Reading →

Are You Listening?

In a world full of soundbites and distractions, really listening is more important than ever.  Especially when it comes to conflict, power struggles and the pursuit of those win-win situations. According to Gill Hasson in her book Brilliant Communication Skills... Hearing is a passive process.  We receive sound which, without assigning any meaning, is in... Continue Reading →

The Power of The Flash

I do like the BBC's series, Good Morning Dagenham.  More specifically, the people who appear in it.  Regular traders and those sharing their next big thing.  All of them putting themselves out there for customers to find them and sample their wares. Everyone has different products and pitches but at the heart of what they... Continue Reading →

Disagreeing Productively

I've been pondering on the subject of disagreement.  We've done it throughout time; it's a fact of life.  So what's there to ponder about? To be more specific, I've been considering how disagreeing has changed with the evolution of the digital world, the expansion of social media and our apparently heightened focus on the fear... Continue Reading →

The Language of Pictures

In his excellent TED talk Christoph Niemann eloquently and visually shares the powerful language of pictures. Communicating universally; connecting on so many levels.  Brilliant!   https://www.ted.com/talks/christoph_niemann_you_are_fluent_in_this_language_and_don_t_even_know_it?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_content=talk_of_the_week_image&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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