Conflict Management or Conflict Avoidance?

Juliette Smith Advice, Business, Communication, Conflict, Couples, Other Relationships Leave a Comment

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 …

Perfection or Excellence?

Juliette Smith Advice, Business, Guilt, Individuals, Perfectionism Leave a Comment

Hands up if you’re a perfectionist. I am – or rather – I used to be. I used to think my need for perfection came from my father. There are only a few professions where anything less than perfection is completely unacceptable. Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers for example, don’t have a lot of room for error in their work.  …

Simple self-awareness can make a difference – Personal Development

Juliette Smith Advice, Individuals Leave a Comment

You may have heard the saying “simple awareness is curative”. It means that just by becoming more self-aware, you are likely to change. If you change, you are likely to create change around you – which includes change within your relationships. Clients often come to me in the hope that I will be able to suggest ways they can change …