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Power and Authority in Leadership

Reflecting on the latest leadership challenges in terms of the election of the new President of the USA, the Brexit vote and the movements in the Australian political field, the question of power  and influence and the the authority of … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Students Cheer On Aussie Rules Players

During a recent trip to Hong Kong, Hong Kong College of Technology invited Creative Cognicion to facilitate “Conversation in English Cafes” with small groups of students. The purpose of the sessions was to expose students to native English speakers and … Continue reading

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Coaching and Taking Risk

Working with a client recently, there was a realization that in order to move forward with skills and capabilities a great deal of personal risk was required. Many are happy to take this risk, but others need some safety nets … Continue reading

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What is it that makes people become a Triceratops?

This may sound like a strange question! But it was certainly one that pre occupied people when the Organizational Zoo met Emotionally Intelligent leaders. Still confused? At a mini workshop, the issue of emotionally intelligent leadership was explored. To do … Continue reading

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IMPACT Workshop

Due to the success of the IMPACT workshop held last year, Anne Hartican of Bespoke Results and I are facilitating another workshop on July 1 Again it is being held at Melbourne’s boutique conference centre Airlie ( see image below) … Continue reading

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Resolving Conflict Through Metaphor

I have recently been asked to work in the area of conflict resolution. It seems that with increased stressors in the workplace such as impending change or simply people being forced to work together with others they normally would not … Continue reading

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We All Have the Right to Feel Safe All of the Time

When I worked for police, we were involved in delivering and promoting a program known as Protective Behaviours. In the context I was working in, it was aimed at young people and provided a terrific way of making decisions in … Continue reading

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Metaphor is a powerful way of: developing ideas, starting a conversation, transferring knowledge and developing an understanding of complex concepts. In much of the work I undertake I weave in metaphor at some point and often along with story.  It … Continue reading

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Leadership Workshop

IMPACT Influencing, Mastering Power, Authority, Control, Tactics a professional development opportunity Registrations are now open electronically for the IMPACT workshop on October 25. The workshop is being facilitated  jointly by Bespoke Results and Creative Cognicion. It is a wonderful opportunity … Continue reading

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3 New Workshops

Creative Cognition is offering 3 new workshops. Influencing Are you often confronted with “No” as the first answer to your ideas? The Influencing workshops can assist you in having “Yes” said more often. The workshops use metaphor drawing on Organizational … Continue reading

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