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Everyday we connect with and forge relationships with new people.
In those few moments of introductions, you need to be able to capture someone's interest and make them remember you.
An 'elevator' pitch or speech is so-named because it's so quick you can tell someone on an elevator ride and draw their interest before the doors open.
This resource will help you form a clear message about you, so you can easily share it with others.
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The Art of the Elevator Pitch: Chris Westfall - Click Here
The Ladder of Inference is a model that was first developed by organisational psychologist Chris Argyris in 1992 and later used by Peter Senge in his book, The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook.
The ladder depicts the unconscious thought process that we all go through to get from facts to a decision for action. It attempts to explain how we tend to behave or "jump to conclusions" when faced with a "situation".
- We select 'facts' (although not necessarily consciously) from our data bank of experience, facts, beliefs and
- Once we have selected data, we begin to add meaning to it. We interpret, that is, make assumptions about what we see, hear, read, feel and we impose our own interpretations on the data.
- Then draw our conclusions from We lose sight of how we do this because we do not think about our thinking. The conclusions feel so obvious to us that we see no need to retrace the steps we took from the data we selected to the conclusions we reached.
- Our conclusions become part of our data bank - whether 'true' or distorted, they will influence future thinking.
Conflict is a normal part of any healthy relationship and arises from differences, both large and small. Everyone needs to feel understood, nurtured, and supported, but the ways in which these needs are met vary widely.
Differing needs for feeling comfortable and safe create some of the most severe challenges in our personal and professional relationships. Learning how to deal with conflict – rather than avoiding it – is crucial.
When conflict is mismanaged, it can cause great harm to a relationship, but when handled in a respectful, positive way, conflict provides an opportunity to strengthen the bond between two people.
This activity will help you see your conflict management style from a new perspective. The insights you gain depend on your honest appraisal of the conflict management inventory.
Transactional analysis (TA) is a widely recognised form of modern psychology that involves a set of practical conceptual tools designed to promote personal growth and change.
It is considered a fundamental therapy for well-being and for helping individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life.
TA is based on the theory that each person has three ego states: parent, adult and child.It is a simple yet accurate means of situating our own behaviour patterns within the wider context of human interaction.
As a leader - understanding the concepts behind TA can help you understand your own and others behaviour.
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The link below takes you to a TEDTALKS presented by Simon Sinek on inspirational leadership.
He has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?"
His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
Watch and Learn: Click Here
The pressure encountered in everyday life, at home, at work and from exposure to traumatic situations, may result in physical and/or mental ill health.
The effective management of stress in the workplace is essential for the maintenance of good levels of mental and physical health.
This activity can you shared with anyone you feel may benefit from the opportunity to assess their own stress levels and identify the different sources of this stress.
Once these sources are clearly identified, you can take steps towards supporting the individual in combating them.
This self-assessment contains statements about yourself as a leader and is to help you assess what leadership style you normally operate out of:
- Pioneering Leadership
- Strategic Leadership
- Management / Administration Leadership
- Team Leadership
- Pastoral Leadership
- Encouraging Leadership