How to listen ‘to understand’- 5 core skills

So, you want, no, NEED to feel understood ? Why is it that your work colleagues always jump down your throat when you suggest something at work? Why is that your former partner always seems to misunderstand what you are read more

‘Those who make situations seem more complex than they actually are probably do not understand them well enough”

There are times when I really wished I had thought of something first. The above proposition which was conceived of by Vivek Garg MBA the Texas-based Business Lead and Analyst and published on Linked In is a case in point. read more

Finding a way through difficult conversations

Some facilitators find it a challenge to contain and diffuse ‘eruptions’ in their meetings. Here is a simple approach and suggested sequence of questions to consider and adapt for your own use focusing on peoples core values and interests, to read more

To teach People to Have a Critical Sense and To Know How to Relate New to Previously Acquired Information – The Work of the Trainer

We live in amazing times. Breakthroughs in technology and scientific knowledge happen so fast that we often ask ourselves whether we will be able to assimilate and understand everything that is happening around us. The advent of social networking and read more

Is that really such a good plan?

Are you doing the same things over and over BUT expecting things to improve? People often want to tell me, in mediation assessments, how unreasonable their former partner has been, their ‘blame’ narrative. So, unreasonable, in fact, that their former read more

10 questions to improve your ‘parenting relationship’

Many separated parents come to mediation with many ‘entrenched negative beliefs’ about each other and the situation, rooted in a narrative defined by blame, self-justification and self-righteous indignation creating barriers to a positive parenting relationship. If separated parents are truly read more

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