Conflict Management or Conflict Avoidance?

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Conflict management can reap many benefits. Conflict itself is often seen as a source of tension and stress and something to be feared and avoided, but it can be an opportunity for improved self-awareness, growth and understanding. In business, high-achievers will identify conflict management as the chance to draw on their creative resources and to set a new way of …

Dealing with criticism

Dealing with Criticism

Juliette Smith Advice, Communication, Conflict, Couples, Criticism, Individuals, Other Relationships 2 Comments

Dealing with criticism can be challenging. By making just a few adjustments to how you interact with it means you potentially create a substantial change – in any relationship. No-one is naturally critical. Judgements and criticism can surface when there is frustration and the quality of communication is deteriorating. Criticism is generally just a confused and often ineffective way of …

No more relationship problems

Relationship problems? Solve them with relationship coaching

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Professional and personal relationships can often become fraught with obstacles you weren’t prepared for. These relationship problems, if left unchecked, can lead to a total breakdown of your relationships. Choosing to discuss your issues in a relationship coaching session can help you to start thinking more positively and acting more constructively. Here are three reasons to try a relationship coaching …

Valentine’s Day – how to do more than survive it

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Valentine’s Day and it’s origins are described in several legends. Although they’re all different, they have one thing in common: a focus on love. Not romantic love, but love for others, expressed through acts of generosity, kindness or selflessness. Be loving on Valentine’s Day This Valentine’s Day, my invitation to you is to express your loving in this way, so …

Positive Impression

Make a Positive Impression

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Positive impressions count, particularly in networking situations.  In a crowded market place, there’s at least one thing that will make your business or service stand out and be remembered and that one thing is YOU.  How can you be sure to make a positive impression? This quick read looks at some ways you can do just that. 7 steps to …

Women Networking – How can we be more successful?

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Women networking – are we in a different league from men doing the same thing?  Does gender make any difference to how successful we are at it? A colleague sent me an article from The Times, entitled “Why women are such bad networkers”. The premise for the article was actually “Women are not natural networkers”. I would partially agree with …