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I know how you feel

Maybe you have heard about this already but recently I came across a very rare but fascinating human condition called ‘Mirror-touch synesthesia.’ It is commonly known that people with extremely high levels of Emmotional Intelligence (EQ) are sensitive to other people’s moods and feelings but people with Mirror-touch Synesthesia experience this on a completely other level, they actually feel the sensations of others. Imagine you are in a meeting, observing someone across the table, and you notice them touching their right cheek with their fingers. If you had Mirror-touch Synesthesia, you would feel the touch of fingers on your left [...]

2018-03-23T12:44:33+00:00 0 Comments

Big decisions

What was the last big decision you made?  I mean really big.  Did you decide to hand in your notice at work without a job to go to, or perhaps shut down a company or set up a new one? Perhaps you sacked a much-respected employee, turned informant, or left your partner, maybe you decided to put a loved one in a home? Whatever it was, I am sure you remember clearly the emotions you went through to take it and how all your options towered over you as if they were a matter of life and death. Perhaps the [...]

2018-01-31T14:16:02+00:00 0 Comments

Even Federer has a coach!

No one seems to act surprised when they hear that one of the best tennis players of all time admits that he has a coach and not just one but several!  Most top professional tennis players have strategy coaches, psychological coaches, forehand and backhand coaches, you name it they’ll have a whole entourage of experts and personal advisors to get them to the very top of their game and to keep them there. So why don’t we? It is not unusual for people on my trainings (even very experienced leaders) to say to me “why didn’t anyone tell me before, [...]

2018-01-16T10:39:14+00:00 0 Comments

Read a good book lately?

I have a few friends whose opinion on which books to read, I can really trust. It’s a strange thing how we each find our own way through life and how on our journeys, once in a while, we stumble across a book that really changes our way of looking at things. What a joy it is then to have a friend to share the experience with. To have a person that trusts your judgement enough to make the investment to take the time to read what you read. There can be no question in my mind that sharing a [...]

2018-01-09T10:27:24+00:00 0 Comments

Didn’t quite turn out how I thought

And so, it is that another year draws to its end, and what a year it’s been. It started out with me wishing it was mid-May and time to take my little 51-year-old MG car over the Alps and down to Montenegro. But before I knew it, it was mid-June and the trip was successfully completed and life had gone back to normal; organising events, writing speeches, meeting potential Associates and stretching my brain into solving the challenges my clients and colleagues threw at me. Looking back, my year didn’t quite turn out how I thought. I thought it was [...]

2017-12-31T09:34:47+00:00 0 Comments