Originals

This made an impact on me. Not all original content, but some very thought provoking concepts and links. I particularly followed up on The Principles - management principles - that made Breakwater Associates great. The Principles of management at Breakwater are based on robust relationships and strong feedback within the team.…

Transferrable Skills

Communication skills Speaking effectively Writing concisely Listening attentively Expressing ideas Facilitating group discussion Providing appropriate feedback Negotiating Perceiving nonverbal messages Persuading Reporting information Describing feelings Interviewing Editing   Research & Planning skills Forecasting predicting Creating ideas Identifying problems Imagining alternatives Identifying resources Gathering information Solving problems Setting goals Extracting important…

Team Engagement

When I look after a team and expect high performance, to me, it is about team engagement. And team engagement is mainly about communication - real communication. I have been battling with how to achieve this level of real communication with a team that is spread across the nation, and…

Speak UP!

Great news! - I have completed my pack of worksheets about Speech Writing techniques for Middle School students, and uploaded it here. The contents of the pack include: - Analyzing Donald Trump's acceptance speech - Learning about Alliteration in speeches - Practising the use of Tricolons - Understanding the Power…

Elements of Eloquence

Great book on the different techniques to turn a perfect phrase in English. It's no just about alliteration and the 'rule of three' - this book as 35 more techniques that can be used to shape an ordinary phrase in to a fabulous one. Loved it!

Updating the Locals

I went to a neighbourhood community group meeting last night where leaders from local groups were invited to attend and link up. It was great. There were a couple of guest speakers that referred to local plans, a forum and some action planning in to the future. One of the…
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