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A four step process for resolving an impasse between two people or two positions

1. I value you Despite our differences, you are important to me 2. I hear you, you make sense You talk. I hear and repeat and clarify until you agree that I understand 3. You hear me, I also make sense … Continue reading

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The Samarian Shuffle – were we Creteans or just cretins?

Despite a fellow guest at our hotel on Crete saying that hiking through the Gorge of Samaria was the worst day of her life, we went ahead and got Lisa, our hostess, to book tickets.  We were retired, not dead.  … Continue reading

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Think you’re a good judge of people? Evidence beats Intuition.

Even if you didn’t know that humans have special brain circuitry devoted to recognising faces, you’d guess that it made sense that our ancestors would need to tell friend from foe quickly and accurately.  Emerging neuroscience (putting people in MRI … Continue reading

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COP 21 (the Paris climate conference) was NOT a cop out…

or How do you implement strategies that cope with the future? The MSM (Mainstream Media) who have the capacity to be one of the less helpful elements of democratic societies, were quick to criticise COP 21 for not getting anyone … Continue reading

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Action Learning – The Delegation Test

The delegation test: can you let your staff or children learn? Legend has the father of Action Learning, Reg Revans, sitting in the HQ of the newly nationalised coal industry. In the brave new world that was 1946, people were … Continue reading

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Norfolk Nights – The Tale of Albert and Eleanor

  It helps the tale if, in the reading of it, you pronounce Albert in the French way ‘Al-bair’, and know that Eleanor, despite bearing a name that comes from France, was actually English.  They were both in the autumn … Continue reading

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‘Poker Face’ – and the second language of communication

There are many things that happen to us that suggest adopting a poker face would be a smart move.  You may be teased when young, or you may suffer bullying, and showing that you are affected is the last thing … Continue reading

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