inter-personal communications

It’s All About Relationships – The Amiable Style

It’s All About Relationships – The Amiable Style – The second in my series on behaviour and communications styles. How do you recognize your own style and others? The Amiable style is all about relationships, being part of a team. Their bird image is a dove. _____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead coaches…

Why Teambuilding is an Important Soft Skill in Hi-Tech

                    “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” – Michael Jordan “There is no strength until there is cooperation” – Irish Proverb   John Adair defined “team” as “a group in which the individuals share a common aim and…

Research into the Social (Soft) Skills of Hi-Tech Workers

Over the past few months I have been shifting my attention to the Hi-Tech industry. I have this sense that there is a need for executive and leadership coaching in this sector, but it really is just a sense right now – unsubstantiated with any facts or data. Those of…

Soft Skills and the Hi-Tech Sector: A Growth Industry

My coaching practice focuses on helping individuals, usually senior and emerging leaders in organizations, to become more effective leaders. In most cases this centres on the so-called Soft Skills, which are those skills required to “help people work and socialize well with others.”  In 2015 I wrote a 26-part series…

Creating Space for Change: A little bit goes a long way

The difference between the best and the worst, between success and failure, between mediocrity and excellence, is often very small — witness how tight the spread between first and last place can be in an Olympic downhill race. A single insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience. That is one…