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Effective open questions

How to use effective open questions

What’s the difference between ‘Did you have a good day?’ and ‘What did you do today? The first seems engaging, the use of ‘good’ even suggestive of a potentially positive result. It’s a winner, right? Well, it actually depends on what you need.  When you are with your colleagues, you’ll often get more out of them by …

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book on money and power

How to talk about money and power

Quite a lot, it turns out, and a lot is determined by how your partner views your earnings – particularly as it relates to how they feel about money and power in the relationship. When I began my research into the lives of female breadwinners, over a decade ago, very few people had looked at these women as a …

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Challenge words and definitions with Dr Suzanne Doyle-Morris in IWD pose

How to challenge words and definitions

As part of your personal shout out for the upcoming International Women’s Day and its #BreakTheBias theme, I’d invite you to think hard about the words we use and what they may hide. I love a bit of word-play 🙂 so let’s challenge the idea that ‘confidence’ is what counts. Everyone I know has made more progress by capitalising on their skills, expertise and …

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Victim of workplace bullying

How to handle workplace bullying in the moment

Office idiots – or those who get off on workplace bullying. We all know one, perhaps work with one now 🙁 I’m not talking about incompetent people who are out of their depth, but those who aggressively use their behaviour or comments to bully others. Let’s be clear, incompetence and bullying can overlap in the same ‘fun …

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