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Is this the biggest barrier to effective communication?

Imagine this situation: a friend is talking to you, and very quickly, you feel that you have just the answer he needs so you’re carefully crafting your response before he’s even finished speaking. You can’t understand why he looks a bit … Continue reading

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Have you found your voice?

I wrote recently about Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and mentioned that there is indeed an eighth habit. Weren’t seven habits enough? Well, the first seven habits help us to become more effective: Covey tells us that … Continue reading

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One hundred posts – seven habits

We all have heroes, people who inspire us, role models or people we’d like to invite to a fantasy dinner party. One of mine is the writer and speaker Stephen Covey who died last month. His seven habits for personal effectiveness underpin … Continue reading

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Big rocks first

As a fan of both Stephen Covey’s book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ and pebbles, I particularly like habit 3: ‘put first things first’, or as it’s described elsewhere:     ‘big rocks first’. Like many great ideas, it’s not complicated. … Continue reading

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I heard that! Pardon?

Have you ever noticed that in your family there are certain expressions which have passed into common use but you don’t really know where they came from? ‘I heard that! Pardon?’ is one of ours. It came to mind today … Continue reading

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