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August 26, 2009

Need more energy?

We all know people who seem to be full of energy, and always on the go. They get so much done, and seem happier for it. There is a ‘spark’ about them, and this is often accompanied by charisma. Wouldn’t you like some of that? What do they do that keeps them turbo charged?

August 23, 2009

Sound more authoritative

When you sound more authoritative, you will find that others listen far more readily to what you have to say. Authority comes from A deeper voice Stronger emphasis Voice tone which lowers firmly at the end of a sentence Confident, articulate flow.

August 13, 2009

Professional phone image

We spend a lot of time on the phone, and we all make judgements about the person on the other end, particularly if we have never met them. What judgements are people making about you? If you want to convince or influence the other person, then the judgements they are making about you are critical

August 11, 2009

Team development stages

Teams go through several stages of development and often loop back to earlier stages in an endless cycle. If you have been on any management training courses you will already have seen this concept. But one thing I have noticed is that few team leaders actively use it. And that’s a shame because it can

August 9, 2009

Leatherback turtle

Training and coaching is often about possibility. What is possible for you? I have come to the firm conclusion that the answer is “almost certainly much, much more than we realise.” In this context I was interested to read about the leatherback turtle – we happened to spot one off the coast of Turkey last

August 7, 2009

Telling jokes

You’ve heard the expression, “Laugh all the way to the bank”. There is more than a grain of truth in this in the corporate setting. People who have fun at work get more done. People who enjoy their time at work, get more done. So how do you inject fun and laughter into the workplace?

August 2, 2009

Five attributes of charisma

Charisma is one of those things that is hard to define, but much more easy to recognise when we see it. We respond to charismatic people, and allow them to influence us far more than other people, but what do they have or do that’s different? We talk about that indefinable ‘something’ that charismatic people