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    WHAT IS UNCONSCIOUS BIAS?

    Can you remember a time when you felt excluded, different, unable to connect with another person? What you might be noticing is unconscious bias in the behaviour of others. We all have unconscious bias. We are born with a set of innate tendencies, genetic make-up, drives, predispositions which are then shaped by our background including parenting, culture, social values, education, ethnic origin etc.

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    ADJUST YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE

    Improve your leadership by following the four step Extended DISC management system. As a human being you are both different and similar to others. The way you do things at work or at home will vary somewhat or markedly from others. There is no right or wrong way. Each person has strengths and weaknesses that show up in life and in work

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    STAYING CONNECTED DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WORKING AT HOME

    Staying connected and motivated when we are working from home can be difficult. We may be less productive as we adapt to the new environment. We may feel cloistered. Social isolation can exacerbate feelings of guilt, anxiety, stress, conflict. Working at home with children can be especially challenging adding more pressure for our time. Living arrangements may make it difficult to find space to work.

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    ON WRITING YOUR WAY TO PERSONAL FREEDOM AND MEANING

    Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, not of our own making, the future feels uncertain. We are living in an age of uncertainty – uncertainty about what is going to happen to the planet; uncertainty about our health, uncertainty about the economy; uncertainty about politics; uncertainty about our lives and future.

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    On having a conversation

    Research shows that we are likely to interrupt another person on average every seventeen seconds before interrupting or interjecting our own ideas. If we are not interrupting another person we may be busy defending ourselves or fighting to be heard.

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    How present are you?

    Leadership presence is both convincing and reassuring for those who experience a person who can light up a room by just being there, present an inspiring speech or simply make a person feel really heard for the first time.

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    Myths of Mindful Leadership

    This can be a misunderstood concept. Some people may think of “mindfulness” as a self absorbed state or a meditative state involving withdrawal from the world.

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    Moving from Boss to Coach

    Coaching is effective in organisations where executives and senior managers support coaching and have been through training themselves. 

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    The Toxic Leader

    So much of coaching is about helping people to deal with the effects of toxic leadership. Those who have experienced a toxic corporate culture at its worst, know what one looks like and the inevitable role of the toxic leader.

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    The New Leadership Buzz Words?

    An authentic leader who lacks hubris, has greater humility, has the potential to increase employee morale and is closer to the ideal of the sort of leadership modelled by Ghandi, Mandela, or more recently, Obama.

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