All posts by EmmaAndrews

5 tips to Communicating on a Shoestring

While communications sometimes takes a backseat, if you follow these 5 sure-fire tips you can avoid a communication meltdown.

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Reaching Consensus can be Tough, but not Impossible when Values Come in to Play.

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.

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Why do Stakeholder Lists Matter, and Who is Responsible?

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.

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The ART of Conversation: Blending in

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.

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The ART of Conversation: Behind Every Door is Something New

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.

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The ART Of Conversation: Sometimes Things are Meant to Fit Together

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.

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5 Reasons We Should Embrace Teamwork

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.

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The ART Of Conversation: Through Our Eyes

The world through someone else’s eyes can look very different from our own perspective.

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Made a Monumental Mistake? It’s not all Doom and Gloom

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.

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The 7 Steps To Improving Work Performance I Learnt From Masterchef

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.

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A Picturesque Valley, A Bridge And A Touch Of History Made For A Special Event

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.

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The ART Of Conversation: From A Distance

Not engaging a group of people can make them feel like distant spectators.

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The ART Of Conversation: Viewpoints

We all see things differently, but often it’s the way something is presented that matters the most.

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The ART Of Conversation: New Perspectives

Our experiences shape who we are and can open our eyes to new perspectives.

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Does Game Of Thrones Reflect Real World Leadership?

***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.

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Networking – 5 Tips To Get Started

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.

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Was the Budget a Rhetoric Blowout, and can we Learn from this?

Thanks Mr Hockey, my ears are still ringing from the oversupply of rhetoric that went hand in hand with this week’s Budget announcement – “Have a go”, “Unleashing the opportunity”, “Engine room of new jobs”

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The ART Of Conversation: Take The Plunge

Don’t be scared to take on a challenge, but be ready to do so.

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The ART Of Conversation: Take A Stand

No matter what stand you take it’s good to have an opinion, but be prepared to change it.

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The Growing Pains of Social Media

After discovering internet chat rooms in the mid-90s I was amazed that I could ‘chat’ to anyone across the globe in real time on my PC. Admittedly since then my social media knowledge has vastly improved, as have my online experiences. Gentle warnings from others to ‘watch out for creeps’ put a swift end to my chat room days.

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