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Changing for the better

To help us break bad habits Marshall Goldsmith in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There has created a seven-step method for changing our interpersonal relationships and making changes permanent. Step 1 Seek Feedback Successful people have two problems dealing with negative feedback. (a) they don’t want to hear it and (b) we don’t want to give it to them. To break this chain and gain the benefit of feedback, they need to let go of... read more

Habits Worth Breaking

Let’s look at some of the habit’s worth breaking Goldsmith covers in his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Habit A: Winning too much There’s a fine line between being competitive and over-competitive, between winning when it counts and when no one’s counting – and successful people cross that line with alarming frequency. Habit B: Adding too much value I come to you with an idea that you think is very good. Rather than... read more

5 Important Details for Developing Rapport

  Let us look at the basics of developing rapport with others.   In a nutshell, what it takes is to ask questions, have a positive, open attitude, encourage an open exchange of communications (both verbal and unspoken), listen to verbal and unspoken communications, and share positive feedback.   Here are important details on each step: 1. Ask Questions Building rapport is similar to interviewing someone for a job or it can be like a reporter... read more

5 Relationship Killers and How to Avoid Them

Here are five major relationship killers you may want to avoid: Controlling Behaviour – Some people enter a relationship with a deep fear of rejection, and this fear motivates various forms of controlling behaviour. Controlling behaviour falls into two major categories: overt control and covert control. Overt control is attacking which includes blaming, anger, rage, violence, judgment, criticism, and ridicule. Covert control includes... read more

Don’t Just Say You’re Sorry, Show You’re Sorry

The words, “I’m sorry” can get us out of trouble when we have done something wrong or hurt someone, we care about but the key to a good apology is really meaning it and convincing the other person that you are truly remorseful. Apologising just for the sake of keeping the peace is not an effective way to apologise. In doing so the recipient of the apology will most likely see through you and realise that your apology is insincere. A sincere and... read more

What’s In Your Coping Toolbox?

Life consistently presents us with challenges and changes and at times this can lead to us feeling stressed. Planning how to manage and cope in various life situations and finding out which coping skills work best for you, is the key to succeeding with stress rather than experiencing distress. Here are some ideas for coping with stress: Understand more about stress – this involves recognising your sources of stress and how stress affects you... read more

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