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Death By Email

Experienced the “death by power point” presentation? How about the daily “death by email”? In a recent S.E.F. Management Workshop, one of the cons revealed was a debilitating tendency to “over communicate” in one communication stream only: Email. Granted, when the…

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Women in the Workplace | Celebrating Diversity

Women’s Week is just around the corner on the 4th August and there are those who feel that to acknowledge this difference of men from women is unnecessary and creates issues. I firmly believe it is not unnecessary. I see the…

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To Possum Or Not To Possum

By Lee-Ann Van Rooi Raise your hand if you have ever: Not said what you should have said in a crowed room Kept quiet as others made decisions on your behalf Thought your opinion didn’t hold weight Chose not to…

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Mindful Decision-Making & The True Cost of Distraction

By Linda Roos Ever find yourself in a situation where you executed on a task based on a decision that was taken in a past meeting where the people in the room were just not fully present? Where their focus is…

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An Affiliate’s Experience: Janet Finch

Foundations Of Facilitation, Speak Easy Facilitators Style Day & Flash Workshops Having attended many varied workshops over the past 25-odd years, I kind of thought ‘same old, same old’ as I made my way to Cape Town to meet Marisa…

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Receptionists: The Face and Feel of Your Company

By Benita Doria Some people have misconceived ideas around the roles and responsibilities a receptionist may have, and assume the job consists of answering the phone and doing some basic admin.  There is, in fact, a whole lot more to…

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Show Me The Money: Difficult Money Conversations

Money is emotional. Often the people who are dealing with money matters are the least emotional on the communication spectrum: accountants, auditors, financial directors etc. I’ve selected two of the aspects that we unpack in our workshop: avoidance of difficult…

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger: How Best To Deliver Negative News

As we ran our Powerful Presentations Workshop last month, two areas really stood out for me that are critical about delivery of ‘Bad News’. So, how do we deliver negative news ‘positively’? Our dynamic Adidas Financial Team gave us the…

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Illuminating Your Team Dynamics To Achieve Your Goals!

As we saw in our last newsletter, I had the pleasure of inviting Saul Kaplan to co-facilitate one of my oldest clients, The Twelve Apostles Hotel, using the Lumina Profile tool, to understand team dynamics. This was not only an…

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Successfully Sustainable Goals- Go Get Them in 2014

Welcome back all – here’s a message to kick start the year:   Let’s choose our 2014! It constantly fascinates me who feels refreshed and rearing to go and who feels like they’re relieved to be back at work because…

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