In one of my office jobs competition, pressure to do more with less, and the pursuit of financial results reigned. In that competitive work culture most emotions were not welcome and sensitivity was seen as a deplorable weakness.[Read more…] about FEELING ALONE? MAKE ROOM FOR REAL CONVERSATIONS
THE LANGUAGE OF EMOTIONS – LESSONS FROM A HORSE
I was at a group workshop with horses last weekend in the Swiss Alps. It was the first time I ever really spent time with horses.
The workshop facilitator told us to be fully present in the moment while wandering among the horses in the farmyard, and to “follow our feet” (not our heads) for directions.[Read more…] about THE LANGUAGE OF EMOTIONS – LESSONS FROM A HORSE
CONFESSIONS OF A PUBLIC SPEAKER: THE DRAGON IN THE ROOM
I was invited to give a talk last week for an event in Zug. I carefully prepared some stories and personal anecdotes, some informative and inspiring tidbits of information, and a little advice with the audience members in mind.[Read more…] about CONFESSIONS OF A PUBLIC SPEAKER: THE DRAGON IN THE ROOM
SPEAK PURPOSEFULLY TO ACHIEVE THE RESULTS YOU WANT
Like a boomerang, in speaking you get back what you send out (e.g., words, tone of voice, emotions).
Do you ever ask yourself “What did I just say?”, “Did those words come from my mouth?” If you do, this is an indication that when you’re speaking you are reacting automatically (i.e., according to subconscious habits or behaviour patterns). Do you ever wish that you hadn’t spoken those words in the first place? If that’s the case, this could be an opportunity to change your habits by speaking more purposefully.[Read more…] about SPEAK PURPOSEFULLY TO ACHIEVE THE RESULTS YOU WANT