The View From My Window

The View From My Window

Welcome to my new website! Take a look around and see what we have to offer you. There are 2 main channels that describe what I do…Coaching and Skills Development Both themes are built around the application of Soft Skills… >          for...
Meet Yourself

Meet Yourself

Dear Reader, I want you to meet someone you already know but I’m not sure if you’ve been formally introduced to. You may allow yourself a nod and a smile occasionally but you’ve never sat down and properly got to know…yourself. I’m talking about...
Internal Vacancy: A Champion for Critical Thinking (CT)

Internal Vacancy: A Champion for Critical Thinking (CT)

4Dear Executive, What’s your view about Critical Thinking? Would it be correct to say that internal criticism of your company would only be acceptable if it were initiated by management? It’s difficult to imagine a situation where an employee would proactively aim a...
STORYTELLING WITH THE 5C’S

STORYTELLING WITH THE 5C’S

Explaining a complex process or illustrating an abstract idea is easier when we take a picture of it. I expect the first travellers to the Egyptian Pyramids were met by itinerant sales people waiving paintings of the desert spectacle because they knew that...
Soft Skills -Tough Times / MENTORING

Soft Skills -Tough Times / MENTORING

Here’s a soft skill that makes challenge us. While other soft skills are for own benefit, Mentoring offers us an opportunity to benefit someone else and by doing so, demonstrate our leadership in action. In the office or on the Zoom screen, what do you see? A group of...
Soft Skill 15 : Brainstorming

Soft Skill 15 : Brainstorming

As the name implies, people can get very animated when it comes to Brainstorming. I was in a training course once and a member of our group got so carried away by the rush of ideas he was experiencing that he rose up, rushed towards the leader, lifted the marker pen...
Soft Skills for Tough Times No.18 : Responding to Pressure

Soft Skills for Tough Times No.18 : Responding to Pressure

I expect it’s different now but the idea of a teacher at the school I went to, pausing mid-lesson, sitting down (they always stood) and saying… ’…Boys (we were all boys) as you go along life’s winding path, you will encounter difficulties and life altering setbacks....
Soft Skills in Hard Times No. 23 :  Resolution & Commitment

Soft Skills in Hard Times No. 23 : Resolution & Commitment

As soon as I had typed those two words on the page I got a rush of enthusiasm followed by a slow sinking feeling. You can’t argue with the concept and it does inspire me but I find the action implied by the Commitment part more challenging. I cant imagine too many...
Soft Skills in Tough Times  Article 30 : INTERVIEW SKILLS

Soft Skills in Tough Times Article 30 : INTERVIEW SKILLS

I’m approaching this Soft Skill from the Interviewee’s perspective because I think that will also be of some value to Interviewer’s.   The traditional picture of Working Life… starting at the bottom of a ladder and climbing progressively upward… seems...