Category Archives: communication

Challenged by your relationship with an introvert? 7 tips!

Introverts don’t usually share things about themselves: what they think, what they want, what they do or don’t. And this could lead to communication problems, and frustration on both sides, in any relationship extrovert-introvert (being it friendship, professional or personal … Continue reading

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Freedom of expression

The I am Charlie movement captured recently the media attention, and many manifestations of protest and sympathy were organized in Toronto and around the world. This made me question the concept “Freedom of expression”. In my opinion, everything we do or … Continue reading

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I don’t know why…

– Do you know that your have a talent for writing? Have you thought of writing more? – I asked. – Yes I know, but I don’t know why I should write – he answered. – Did you write down … Continue reading

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Where did my inner cheerleader go?!

Close to the end of the coaching session, the client asked rhetorically: “Where did my inner cheerleader go?!” We’ve started the session with the topic “How to be prepared for the upcoming important meeting”, that soon became “How do I … Continue reading

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Information Hunger: another way to procrastinate?

It’s funny how our curiosity to learn more could play against us sometimes. Some of us develop an Information Hunger, wanting to know more and more about a certain topic. It’s certainly the case of those who got the Self-Growth … Continue reading

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Interesting inner dialog

I caught an interesting dialog in my head yesterday, like a “dance” between some of my inner selves. They didn’t sit on chairs though. 🙂 ———— The Controlling self wants to know all details about the situation I’m dealing with, … Continue reading

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3 Tips for Turning Power Struggle into Normal Dialogue

When things don’t go well, it might be a power struggle going on without even being noticed. It shows up usually when we feel that our opinions are not recognized or appreciated. This is frustrating and the communication turns into … Continue reading

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Your body language shapes who you are

It goes both ways: the mind gives commands to the body, and body language can also shape who we are … as shown in this TED presentation by social psychologist Amy Cuddy. She’s talking about the effects of consciously putting … Continue reading

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Happy employees and productivity :-)

If you’re part of an organisation, wouldn’t you be happier if there was a system in place to encourage employees to express their talents, and to acknowledge their strengths… more often? Wouldn’t those employees feel happier if they are perceived … Continue reading

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Traditional Training vs System Coaching*

Example of System Coaching session: wp.me/p1iiy3-Ad Gabriela Casienanu, M.Eng, MBA, ORSC Organsation and Relationship Systems Coach ThoughtsDesigner.com

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