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By: Glenn Widelko On: June 10, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

Knowing that listening is fundamental to being a great communicator and great communication is one thing, being a great listener is something quite different, a road less travelled. One is a well-used highway, the other a little used pathway for the simple reason that our education is grounded in...

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07
Jun
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By: Glenn Widelko On: June 07, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

Isn’t it interesting how listening and speaking are intimately linked like two wings of a bird in flight, where the depth and quality of one has a direct and immediate impact on the depth and quality of the other? In our everyday, busy world we ordinarily place the emphasis...

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01
Jun
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By: Glenn Widelko On: June 01, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

As a coach and facilitator I have been fascinated to observe how often capable high performers hold themselves back for no apparent reason – other than their lack of genuine confidence. What is really intriguing is that this is as true of people who seem to exude confidence as...

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30
May
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By: Glenn Widelko On: May 30, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 2

In the management sciences we hear of the importance of ‘active listening’, the practice of listening proactively, supplementing listening with body language and vocal signposts to convey our intent to listen. Yet in its essence listening is nothing other than giving full and undivided attention. It is about attention...

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By: Glenn Widelko On: May 26, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

There is a fascinating piece of ‘research’ that suggests that within any given team there are four groups including the new comers (20%), steady eddies (60%), high flyers (10%) and slackers (10%). While high flyers demand attention and slackers do all they can to do as little as they...

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May
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By: Daryl Watson On: May 16, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”  Mark Twain. Corruption, greed, dishonesty, fraud, selfishness – the daily news headlines of our world today, including recently “Nigeria and Afghanistan ‘Possibly World’s Most Corrupt Countries’ ” by Prime Minister David...

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15
May
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By: Glenn Widelko On: May 15, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 2

While are we frequently all too aware of the effect other people have on us we are seldom as aware of the effect we have on ourselves. More often than not, up until the moment someone makes us aware that we do indeed have an effect on ourselves, it...

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09
May
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By: Glenn Widelko On: May 09, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

There are those moments in life, personally and professionally, when something really matters and every fibre of our being tells us that we need to be at our very best – that moment is the STRETCH ZONE! While anyone can be at their best in their COMFORT ZONE, it...

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03
May
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By: Glenn Widelko On: May 03, 2016 In: Uncategorized Comments: 0

Having run many talent, leadership and relationship management programmes over the years what has really struck me is the extent to which we avoid having the real conversation. Rather than say what we mean we so often do all we can to avoid the real conversation, preferring to have...

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Apr
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By: Glenn Widelko On: April 29, 2016 In: Blog Comments: 0

Over the years I’ve heard a truckload of definitions of leadership – be it an academic view or a view won through real experience there are many good and many not-so-good definitions out there. Some years ago I heard leadership defined quite uniquely. Rather than another statement, leadership was...

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