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3 employee development TEMPLATES you’ll love using

3 employee development TEMPLATES you’ll love using

Imagine using Employee Development plans that HR, managers and employees connect with…. Do your line managers have the right tools to provide their employees with…

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Bruce Lee and the Art of the Team Vision

Bruce Lee and the Art of the Team Vision

‘A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at’ Bruce Lee Most likely, you are aware…

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How to achieve your wildest dreams – A 4 Part GOAL SETTING Exercise

How to achieve your wildest dreams – A 4 Part GOAL SETTING Exercise

This exercise requires a little focus and a little dreaming.  Schedule some time now where you can be alone, in an inspiring environment, with your…

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How Driver and Vehicle Services at the Department of Transport changed customer perceptions and improved employee engagement

How Driver and Vehicle Services at the Department of Transport changed customer perceptions and improved employee engagement

Curious about what it is like to work with Alive & Kicking Solutions? Steve Mitchinson is A/ General Manager, Driver and Vehicle Services at the…

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Closing a conversation graciously

Closing a conversation graciously

Closing a conversation graciously is just as important as opening it well. This is your last opportunity to make sure everything has been covered and…

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WIFM….…or What’s In It For Me?

WIFM….…or What’s In It For Me?

The communication model we use contains four logical steps.  Each step must occur in order for the communication to run smoothly: Step 1: Rapport Step…

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To discover or not to discover?  That is the question….!

To discover or not to discover? That is the question….!

Discovery:  to find out or to realise something that was not known before. Discovery involves emptying your head of all preconceived ideas, assumptions and presumptions…

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The what, why and how of rapport

The what, why and how of rapport

Effective communication has four logical steps, and each step must occur in order for the communication to run smoothly. Here is the list of steps…

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Reasons Why We Don’t Always Communicate Effectively

Reasons Why We Don’t Always Communicate Effectively

At work, most of us spend more than 75% of our time communicating with others. With so much time spent in communicating it is no…

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The 3 C’s of Difficult Conversations: Creativity, Compassion, Courage

The 3 C’s of Difficult Conversations: Creativity, Compassion, Courage

How can you tell the truth about a situation without fearing rejection, or disagree with someone without causing offence?  We tell ourselves that these conversations…

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