Unplugged…

I’m sure many of you will have encountered this situation: you leave the house without your mobile phone. For many this induces a palpable sense of panic and fear. Many people will turn around, even if it makes them late for work, to go back and get their phone. How could we get through the day…

Let’s Get Physical

Holding a worn, torn, faded photograph in your hand can often evoke more feelings and stir our emotional memories far more deeply than scrolling through thousands of crystal-clear images on a digital device. Why is that? What is it about a physical photograph that affords it more emotional currency than a digital one? Maybe it…

The Ground Beneath Your Feet

Consider the ground beneath your feet – is it supporting you, or holding you down? When you think about it, it’s really doing both. You are supported by the ground beneath you, the Earth.  But it’s also holding you down through the force of gravity. Jobs can be like that too. They can support you…

Opinions

Opinions. There are a lot of them about. Seems like everyone has one these days! We live in a time where it is easier than ever to share our opinions with… well, pretty much the entire world. Social media makes it possible for us to express our opinions about anything at anytime… to anyone. Highly-charged,…

What Is Your Motive?

Image credit: Ryan McGuire What motivates us shapes our behaviour, it shapes out beliefs, it shapes our communication. Your motive has the biggest impact on your communication, it is the meaning behind your words. No matter how skilled you think you are at hiding your true feelings, no matter how controlled your tone of voice, no…

One Piece of Knowledge

One piece of knowledge can change everything. Especially when it comes to our perceptions of others. We tend to judge ourselves on our intentions, the things we know and feel. But this is often not the case when we look at others. We can be too ready to judge others on their actions and outputs.…

Pay Attention – Can You Afford Not To?

Your attention is not cheap. In fact, there are many who will pay BIG money for it. Consider how many adverts you are exposed to each day. Common estimates range from a conservative 250 per day, to 3000 and above. So let’s settle for an average of those extremes – 1625. It might sound like a shockingly…

We All Speak a Second Language

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela On a recent business trip to Hungary, I was dining in a Budapest hotel and, as is often the case on such occasions, the…