June 13, 2019

My thoughts about soft skills have moved on since 2017 . Like most phrases in the English language, the term soft skills has emerged through social usage without definition. Historically the phrase seems to have been coined by for skills in dealing with people who are...

March 8, 2019

Three times this week I'm been in conversation with people frustrated with the mad world of project work that is common in successful IT-related start-up businesses. Is it a flawed assumption that at some point a start-up business needs to come more operational than pr...

February 6, 2019

If you're worried by robots taking away our jobs, then this article you may find positive.

As is typical of technology, some tasks will inevitably be removed from humans to be more efficiently executed by machines.

Artificial intelligence can already detect happiness and...

January 31, 2019

I listened to a Toastmasters Contest speech on this topic last year.....very interesting!

Unfortunately, our subconscious is not that objective/rational and is easily affected by other people's emotions!  So what can we do? Be more aware that something has triggered ou...

March 25, 2018

If you're like me, you've been schooled in the scientific approach looking for hard black or white answers. Rational thinking looks for facts, evidence and theories that can give predictions. Unfortunately people have desired irrational capabilities like innovation,cre...

November 23, 2017

Trust - a subconscious, subjective quality in any relationship that could be experienced differently by each party, is hard to explain and almost ephemeral, like words in the sand.

There seems to be no way to guarantee the building of trust, and it is constantly expose...

September 28, 2017

No blog for 2 months! This makes me think of a great poster I once had of eagles and turkeys......the helpful reminder was something like "you cannot soar with eagles if you work with turkeys", who look groundwards. I too have had my head down, but today I was with som...

July 18, 2017

I get frustrated with lack of understanding and discrimination between coaching and mentoring. I've met people who will argue what one person says is coaching is really mentoring and vice versa. We really need to agree the two are similar and that the details of the re...

July 7, 2017

I was at Brian Cox's last show of 2017 tour in May.. His passion is clear. His message to others is the enormity of the universe and potential uniqueness of Earth, which is just a speck of dust in the scheme of things. Others are clearly inspired by his passion and awe...

May 27, 2017

I often talk to people who have a lot of things on their plate. I probably attract that type of person because I naturally have lots too, so I'm likely to show unconscious empathy for them. We have to work at keeping everything under control! We typically have many pro...

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