On Death and Dying

In this world, nothing can be said that is certain, except death and taxes. –Benjamin Franklin I am inspired to write this piece, by a friend...

Prime Minister’s Questions – A Lesson In Not Listening?

I was not surprised to read not long ago that a number of MPs have decided that 'enough is enough' and not to attend...

Can You Remember Really Feeling Heard?

In a conversation this week, I had one of those ‘Aha’ moments, when suddenly so many things started to fit into place. At  a recent...

Are You Hearing, Listening Or Co-Creating?

Being in the presence of another, even if they are saying nothing, can bring more benefits than we could ever imagine, such as co-creating,...

Are You An 18-Second Manager?

Jerome Groopman, in his book, “How Doctors Think” says that it is widely understood by Doctors that the best source of understanding of a...

Feedback Is Good – Appreciation is Better

How many times do we get feedback when we don’t want it and don’t receive appreciation when we crave it? There is a subtle but...

Not Just Seen – But Seen AND Heard

When you were little, how many times were we told, or have since told our own children, “You need to be seen and not...

No Saber-Toothed Tigers Around Here!

Imagine this. It is 2.34am and you are asleep, your mobile ringing wakes you up, it is your daughter. She is calling you from...

So, Who Is Normal?

How many times have we avoided those people who on the outside seem different to us, only to find that when we do meet...

Reflections From The Listener

Do you think Mo Farah is hurting during the last 300 metres of any race he is in? Do you think the other runners...
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