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The 5 Major Axes of Persuasion

In Dutton’s book Flipnosis: The Art of Split-Second Persuasion, there’s a full discussion of what he terms the 5 Major Axes of Persuasion 1. Simplicity 2. Perceived self-interest 3. Incongruity in the mapping of attention 4. Confidence 5. Empathy This can be remembered by the mnemonic devise SPICE 1. SIMPLICITY – We have discussed the…

Book Review:  Alan E Shelton – Awakened Leadership

Book Review: Alan E Shelton – Awakened Leadership

In a time when leadership is more important than ever, a book that helps you find the leader within yourself is essential reading. Awakened Leadership: Beyond Self-Mastery is one of those books. John Paul Satre in ‘Being and Nothingness’ noted that we have a ‘divided self’.  We behave differently when we…

Helping Clients Find Their Strengths

An increasing number of people are either consciously looking to change their lifestyle, or its is being thrust upon them by the current economic climate. As coaches we constantly see people in ‘decision limbo’, exhibiting an emotional confusion about which direction they should take in their lives. I have always…

The Case of the Inauthentic Manager

When Melissa was promoted, she had little experience of management. She needed to know how to act as a manager but the business wasn’t able to fund any training and her Director had made an assumption that she was such a good technical expert and really friendly, then she would…

Visualisation: The Practical Application

Visualisation has had a rough time in the self development and performance improvement world… It has been used as evidence to discredit certain books, movies and techniques, because visualisation alone hasn’t worked. “I visualised a £1m and I still haven’t got it!” Not surprisingly, visualisation alone doesn’t reap the rewards…

Tips to be a Better Mentor

As a leader, you will often need to take time to develop those people around you; your peers and your team members. This can be called mentoring. A mentor is a trusted person that helps team members improve their performance. Unlike coaches,  mentors can be more guiding with direct advice…

How to Pick The Right Coach for You

Executive coaching can be misinterpreted as many things. In general terms, coaching is a precision development tool use to allow leaders to identify, develop and optimise their abilities. Frequently, this is aimed at improving the executive’s  ability to perform and lead in a team environment or to be the driver…

Early Symptoms of a Potential Corporate Collapse

With the recent demise of several high profile organisations, it is prudent to look at how organisations move from strong healthy thriving ventures on to the slippery slope that leads to collapse. Some key behaviours that indicate potential management danger at board level include: Autocratic leadership with minimal consultation.  There…

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