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Essential Skills Workshop – Paying Attention

Are you paying attention? Paying attention can also be described as ‘active listening’. As a husband, father of four teenagers, and a chief instructor to 15 piping trades instructors the topic of active listening is absolutely an essential skill. How… Continue Reading →

The Leader’s Commitment – pt 2

The Leader’s commitment should also include; Those I lead. Communication – by this I mean, I must commit to a clear, concise, and repeatable communication. I have to first know what I’m going to say, how I am going to… Continue Reading →

Communicate with Heart, Mind, Attitude, and Action

‘This “transmission” approach to exchanging information (exemplified by lectures and textbooks, where knowledge is “transmitted” to a passive receiver) has always been the prevailing teaching method in academia, including the business schools that many managers attend. Since many executives assume… Continue Reading →

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