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...

The Power Of Being Heard

At a time when most people could say, “Hand on heart”, that we are more connected to one another than ever before, I would...

Could A Piano Concert Change The Way We Listen?

I invite you to imagine that you have purchased tickets for a concert given by a world famous pianist.  As the day arrives you...

What Does The Tour de France Have To Do With Active...

Way back in the nineties I became aware of the Tour de France. It looked interesting, lots of action, amazing feats of riding and...

When Was The Last Time You Really Felt Heard?

The challenge For more years than I can remember I have found myself deeply listening to people through my connecting.  Listening as they shared their...

Who Cares?

In a recent conversation with a friend who works for a major global services provider, I stood, mouth opened, to what he was sharing...
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