Are you playing small?

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

Today I simply want to share one of my favourite pieces of writing – I often quote it on our Women in Management and our Leadership training.

Often wrongly attributed to Nelson Mandela, it is actually by Marianne Williamson and is taken from her book Return to Love.

Entitled Our Deepest Fear it’s a powerful call for us to be the best that we can be in this life.

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The Secret of Influence

Posted by Bronia Szczygiel

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret

Salvador Dali

Have you ever wondered how hypnosis works?

Surely if we all knew that particular secret we’d be able to influence anyone to do anything!

Well, let me tell you a secret….

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How questions can help others find their own way home…

Posted by Jessica Sedler

Why do we so often give advice instead of asking questions?

We are being constructive, no? We simply want to help:

 Oh, I know just how you feel. I felt the same way…

I had that same thing happen to me…

Let me tell you what I did in a similar situation.

Do these sound familiar?

We want to help solve the problem, take the problem away quickly. And yet, so often, our advice only serves to put more distance between the individual and the solution. What’s more, particularly when it most matters, it can erode the very trust and rapport we were intending to build.

So what else can we do?

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