Steps 1,2 & 3 for Communicating your needs and goals


Have you ever initiated a difficult conversation only to realize after it is finished that you didn’t fully talk about the issue that you went there to discuss in the first place? Funny how that can happen…but not so funny how you may have felt afterwards. Confused, rejected and even diminished since you initiated the discussion to talk about something … Read More

5 Destructive Behaviours of Toxic Leaders

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All you need to do is a quick Google search on “Positive Leadership” and “Toxic Leadership” to see what most people are interested in learning more about…     With 264,000,000 Positive Leadership searches versus 29,200,000 Toxic Leadership searches its apparent that we want to focus on the positive aspects of leadership.  As do the researchers, authors, executive coaches and … Read More

Eliminate Communication Roadblocks Series- Part 1

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You have most likely heard the saying “Communication is a two way street” which is absolutely true.  However, I happen to like Eleanore Roosevelt’s version of this saying which was ” Understanding is a two-way street”. We can communicate our needs, wants and thoughts all day long but if we are not communicating it in a way that the other … Read More

10 Behaviours of Transformational Leaders

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There are many types of leadership styles and no shortage of books and courses on the subject.  This post is going to focus on one style called Transformational Leadership for the simple reason that it speaks to people’s heart.   Emotional awareness is a conduit in developing a Transformational Leadership style and aligns perfectly with developing conflict management skills. James … Read More

7 Destructive Bad Communication Habits

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We may mean well when we share our opinions with someone (even if they didn’t ask for it) and most of us have been guilty of moralizing others which is when we tell the people what they ‘should’ do, think or feel. The fact of the matter is, you and I have spent years forming communication habits that don’t serve … Read More