It’s like coming to work with children everyday – Maybe its because your behaving like a parent

By Felicity Neil | Oct 31, 2017

“I just won’t do it Scott” …… “You’re not listening to me…Yes, you will…just do as you are told Michael and that’s the end of it”. What had happened and why was I now sounding like my father telling me to eat my vegetables when I was a kid? As it turned out I had…

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Why sad songs say so much…

By tphcmanager | Oct 24, 2017

People who are compassionate may be ‘rewarded’ by experiencing pleasure from sad music THE CONVERSATION  September 17, 2016 Tear-jerkers such as Adele’s Someone Like You frequently top the charts these days, while gloomy classical compositions like Mozart’s Requiem have moved people for centuries. Both portray and bring about a strong sense of loss and sadness. But our enjoyment of sad…

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The Four Burners Theory: The Downside of Work-Life Balance

By Felicity Neil | Sep 25, 2017

I read this article on James I started following James because of his tips for physical fitness; however it is his insights about motivation and success that held my interest. James describes himself as: “an author, photographer, and weightlifter. He studies successful people across a wide range of disciplines — entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and…

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The Toblerone Challenge – Providing Feedback

By Felicity Neil | Sep 4, 2017

Imagine you have a present for someone in your team; it’s appropriate and needed – it also has the potential to improve someone’s life and make their work more fulfilling.  It is not a 1 metre block of Toblerone ™, but possibly as good! It’s providing someone with something that could be as satisfying as…

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Degree or Experience – What’s more important to you?

By Felicity Neil | Aug 3, 2017

Article by Scott Timmins Something has dogged me for years and I am not sure what the answer is. So rather that continue to mull over it I thought I would ask our network of professional for their advice? Recently I was asked to assist in a recruitment process. During the initial scoping phase, a…

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How BIG is your chair?

By Felicity Neil | Aug 1, 2017

Status in the animal kingdom is usually an expression of power or dominance, it’s a ‘pecking order’ and it’s generally fairly static. The dominant matriarch in lion society is number one in the pride and she stays that way until a younger stronger lioness usurps her. For a lioness this is bad news since she…

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Making a Mountain out of a Mole Hill – Why we go there

By Felicity Neil | Jul 4, 2017

“I have called you all in to let you know that I have just met with the senior directors of the company. They have informed me that there are going to be some big changes coming up. I don’t know what they are at this moment and I don’t know what this means for the…

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What Do You Do When You’ve Been Institutionalised

By Felicity Neil | May 15, 2017

If you have ever found yourself at a cross road in life, having to change the way you view the world and how you interacted with it, then you will appreciate how difficult it is to de-institutionalise yourself when facing a career transition. Firstly let me take you back to the 16th of January 1990.…

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Luxury coach driver! – Confessions from an executive coach

By Felicity Neil | Apr 7, 2017

How many times have you been talking to a friend and one of you has felt a spring release in your mind. The next words spoken may be something along the lines of, “Why didn’t I think of that?” or “Lightbulb moment!”  This is a natural reaction to the questions asked and information exchanged in…

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