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How I survived two days of HELL

  There are two things that completely unhinge me. A threat (either physical or psychological) to my family and someone wrongfully accusing me of a hurtful act. When both of these happened to me last week it took me to

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Lunch with the $6 billion Project Manager

On Sunday I had lunch with the CEO of a major infrastructure project. They had just closed one of Australia’s largest ever project finance transactions. Given that I’m currently putting together some soft skills training on negotiation I couldn’t help

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How to be hopeful

I think hope is a big deal. If I feel low on hope then I make it a priority to find a way to get some. This post shows you how to always have some hope by changing your perspective

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Why I accepted a $137,218 pay cut last year

Having just completed my tax return for the last 12 months I can share with you that I took a little bit of a pay cut last year to explore my passion for coaching. It felt like the right thing

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5 management mistakes that make you look like you don’t care

The perception of caring I coach quite a few healthcare professionals including administrators. I have noticed that some more than others have values closely linked to the idea of caring or patient outcomes. Others operate more from a “getting things

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Why I cried at work last week..?

Recently I was sitting with a coaching client listening to how his work literally was saving lives when I suddenly appreciated that in helping this person I was (indirectly) saving people from death and that if we could improve this

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What airplane safety demonstrations tell us about conducting performance reviews

In airplane safety demonstrations they ask you to put on your own oxygen mask prior to considering others. It is the same with performance management. Help yourself first, get aware of your perception biases; only then should you attempt to help others

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