While reaching consensus in some situations might seem impossible, there are tools and tactics good facilitators and negotiators can use to ensure all parties meet a common ground.
Knowledge of who your stakeholders are and how to contact them is imperative to any organisation, yet this is one area, in my experience, that organisations do poorly.
Blending in provides a sense of safety and comfort and often self-preservation, but if we really want to inspire change sometimes we need to take a risk and stand out.
Get ready to walk through that door of opportunity which has been enticing you for some time. There’s a reason you keep wanting to open it and you never know what you’ll find.
Meaningful conversations are created when words and ideas combine in a way that brings people together. Often we have different ideas or beliefs, but it’s how we handle the conversation that matters.
In my university days the dreaded ‘teamwork’ used to send shivers down my spine as I knew full well it would usually involve 50 percent of the group actually doing the work, and the rest sitting idly waiting for the assessment to roll in.
The world through someone else’s eyes can look very different from our own perspective.
Something you did just lost the company its biggest paying client. The phone rings; giant beads of sweat start to gather on your forehead, your heart races and you know instantly what’s coming.
I realised one night while watching the contestants fumble over ingredients and battle it out in a pressure test that just like in Masterchef, successful work performance requires effective organisation, planning, process, delivery and evaluation.
Articulous was part of the opening of the James Ivory Bridge in Providence last week, celebrating a major piece of infrastructure for the region and recognising the area’s rich farming history and its future as a vibrant new community.
Not engaging a group of people can make them feel like distant spectators.
We all see things differently, but often it’s the way something is presented that matters the most.
Our experiences shape who we are and can open our eyes to new perspectives.
***Spoiler alert from Season 5*** There’s something addictive about watching the complex, narcissistic and often brutal ways leaders go about their business in Game of Thrones.
He stands in a room full of people, nervously drumming his fingers, eyeing all corners of the room, looking for a familiar face. A stranger approaches from the corner of his eye, he reluctantly turns to see a stretched out hand and eyes piercing him with intent.