Conversations: different styles for changing times

Technological, economic and social developments continue to change and shape society, providing opportunities for creative enterprise and new ideas to flourish, but also threatening the viability of others. The challange for these is learning to adapt, or risk becoming irrelevant. As figures for S&P 500 companies predict, the average life span of companies is likely […]

Enabling conversations

“It isn’t the changes that do you in; it’s the transitions”           William Bridges Conversations can help us adapt to change, whether organisational, technological or social.  It may sometimes feel that we have only just got to grips with one change than things are changing again. As creatures of habit, altering the way we do things […]

Effective self talk

What is self talk? Our inner voice, the voice within our mind is often referred to as our ‘self talk’. We all self-talk, usually unconsciously, and it can provide a subtle running commentary in our mind as we go about our daily activities. our self- talk affects how we feel, how we act, the choices […]

Talking change

Conversations are a medium for change and it is through them that we create a context for learning. Conversations enable people to discover their voice, so they can articulate more their thoughts around the challenges they face more easily. Often just listening attentively and asking some clear and focused questions is all that is needed […]

Conversation is relationship in action

“The conversation is the relationship. If the conversation stops, all of the possibilities for the relationship become smaller and all of the possibilities for the individuals in the relationship become smaller…” This quote from Susan Scott, author of ‘Fierce Conversations’ sums up the importance of human connectivity which is nurtured though the conversations we hold. […]