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You’re allowed to feel blue.

You’re allowed to feel blue.

Sometimes it’s important to let ourselves be negative, sad, angry or worried. It’s part of life. It’s not always good for us to choose to be positive and happy. Sometimes I believe that it’s actually healthy to consciously choose to allow ourselves to feel life’s...

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To know what to do and what not to do!

To know what to do and what not to do!

Many leaders avoid getting involved when their employees are dealing with life crisis. The reasons are many times lack of knowledge. It is every leaders responsibility to be competent when it comes to leading people who are in crisis. Avoiding people and issues have...

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Vaccine shaming!

Vaccine shaming!

I thought I had heard it all, but last week I encountered the term “vaccine shaming”. This from people who live in privileged countries and have received the Covid vaccine. They were now feeling sorry for themselves and blamed people for shaming them for having...

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The don’ts when it comes to responding to a person in crisis.

The don’ts when it comes to responding to a person in crisis.

This pandemic sure has put all of us to the test. A global catastrophe that affects us all. When a person is going through a tough time, it’s so important that we are competent in how we respond. People react differently depending on who they are. And all people have...

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Motivational Communication (MI) and Leadership

Motivational Communication (MI) and Leadership

Many years ago, I was introduced to Motivational Interviewing. An evidence-based way to relate to people and situations where there is discourse and lack of motivation. Through the years I have seen how Motivational Interviewing has evoked motivation in many people....

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Head in sand – not a leadership position!

Head in sand – not a leadership position!

The man called me and was completely devastated. He works for a large company and is one of the key people in the corporation’s IT department. His story is not unusual. He told me how he had been hit with a double whammy. Six months ago, him and his wife received news...

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A competent leader does not feel uncomfortable.

A competent leader does not feel uncomfortable.

A man in the UK with whom I’ve been in contact writes. And with his permission I tell you: “After I received my cancer diagnosis I collapsed! It’s too early to die at 29! I panicked! Severe panic attacks, it was unbearable. My doctor wanted to put me on sick leave....

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Locked positions!

Locked positions!

I don’t know how many times I’ve been called into situations in organizations and corporations where conflicts have made the work environment toxic. I particularly remember one large company where it had become unbearable. The employees including many middle managers...

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Beyond the comfort zone!

Beyond the comfort zone!

Have you in your leadership role been faced with something that is beyond your comfort zone? Something that you know has to be done, but everything within you is screaming NO! I often meet leaders who have this feeling before meetings with their employees if the...

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People can read your thoughts!

People can read your thoughts!

Communication has so many different facetts. I often marvel when I see research about verbal communication versus non-verbal. A researcher by the name of Mehrabian was early out by claiming that words have a very minor part in communication, only less than 10%. As...

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