‘They’ don’t communicate – putting yourself in ‘their’ shoes

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This week I have been pondering how best to put the case for communciation. Everyone I speak to seems to agree that ‘good communication’ is very important in business. However, it always seems to be ‘them’ who don’t communicate very well. I don’t think that many people really stop to think about their own communication style and how it might …

Top tip for communication this year

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2016! This is the time of year when we are traditionally inundated with advice to make New Year’s resolutions to change things AND with advice not to make resolutions as they only set us up to fail. So I’m not going to advise a resolution to change your communication approach in your organisation, I’m …

Communication lessons from dancing

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I write a lot of my blog posts while waiting outside my daughter’s street dance class. Each week, she and assorted other children go in and learn some great dance moves to music for which I am definitely not the target audience! She loves it and I enjoy knowing she’s having fun. It occurred to me, sitting here today, that …

Happy List 2015

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I have just seen the Independent on Sunday’s Happy List. In contrast to the usual lists of individuals – richest, most powerful etc – the people on this list have been chosen because their achievements are not about wealth as an end in itself. These people are kind, brave, ingenious, willing to stand up and say ‘that’s not good enough, …

Raisin shout? The song lyric that never was

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My 7-year-old daughter has been a member of her school choir for almost 2 years. Every Thursday lunchtime, she rushes through her lasagne in the lunch hall, has a quick dash round the playground and then trots along to the music classroom. There she giggles with her friends and belts out a few tunes (all the right notes, not necessarily …