Ass & Education

What would you rather be made of? Sugar and spice And all things nice? or Slugs and snails And puppy-dogs’ tails? ‘Definitely the latter’ says Suzanne Potts co- author of Assertiveness – ‘How to be strong in every situation’ Suzanne goes on to say why it’s important to teach Assertiveness in primary & secondary schools […]

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7 Ways To A Successful Life

Have a clear sense of purpose of who you are and how you want to be in your life. Write a personal vision statement as the first step in bringing focus to your life. Whether you do this by writing it down or by representing your vision as a drawing/picture, it is important to commit […]

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Self Preservation Or Cherishing Others?

There are many models of how assertiveness works. Until I began To grapple with the concept of win:win , I always found myself in something of a moral dilemma in balancing the concepts of assertion with the notion of caring for others. Indeed, often the common image of assertion is one of the down trodden […]

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Performance Coaching

Coaching produced a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business. Including the financial benefits from employee retention boosted the overall ROI to 788%. This was the result of from a Fortune 500 Company who launched an innovative leadership development effort that was expected to accelerate the development of next generation leaders. […]

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The Touchstone Story

WHO DARES WINS It’s too easy to get disheartened at the moment, Scurrying around for whatever business we can find. When times are particularly hard we try every business we can, channel, every opportunity that might bring us customers and revenue. We freshen up/revamp our web site, engage in more social media, visit more networking […]

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Confront Poor Performance

Giving criticism about unsatisfactory aspects of performance can be one of the most difficult tasks you have to face. It can be difficult because many people equate performance of the job with their competence as a person. When done badly it will increase the frequency and intensity of what you want to change. Talking about […]

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How do you manage your time effectively and start doing those ‘difficult tasks’?

Effective time Management – a state of mind NOT a set of techniques Time management techniques may help you get organised but whether you translate these ideas into action depends more on your state of mind and how well you understand yourself and what drives your behaviour. Fundamentally, if we repeat any behaviour more than […]

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