Speaking loudly with silence

July 2, 2020

The world is a noisy place, but speaking loudly with silence doesn’t add to the music or din of everyday life.

We communicate much more than we possibly realize when we go about speaking loudly with silence. Depending on the situation, any of the following can be the message we transmit without words:

a) Approval, disapproval or indifference;

b) Acceptance of the moment, even without liking it;

c) Joy or anger. Our facial expressions might, in certain instances, do the talking for us.

On the list could go. Yet as noted, speaking loudly with silence, at least, doesn’t add to background noise. And maybe it is for the best that our silence is drowned out.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do

June 18, 2020

Showcasing our potential, marketing ourselves to the world, is much about putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do.

Without putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do, it is difficult to expect others to see our worth. In saturated marketplaces – as are, for example, the popular social media platforms – it takes effort on our part to be seen. Just hoping others seek us out may mean we wait a long time before being found.

Of course, putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do is also a mindset as well as an activity. Approaching life with authenticity at the heart of our being is a powerful statement, one which says much about us.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Doing one thing well before moving onto the next one thing

June 11, 2020

As much as there is pressure to start many projects, be seen to be constantly engaging in all manner of activities, doing one thing well before moving onto the next one thing is a strategy worth considering.

Doing one thing well before moving onto the next one thing implies responsibility towards completing, to the best of our ability, the task in hand.

Of course, seeing a task through to its successful conclusion might not always be possible. Nevertheless, having this intention in our heart and mind before flittering off to something else is a way of focusing our resources – time, energy and effort – for the sake of doing one thing well before moving onto the next one thing.

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As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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To what extent are you working with passion?

May 28, 2020

#1. To what extent are you working with passion?

#2. To what degree does the satisfaction you gain from your occupation match your level of passion for it?

#3. What do your answers to #1 and #2 tell you?

#4. What, if anything, would be different with a 0.5% increase in your engagement with your work?

#5. What would it take to implement a 0.5% increase?

#6. Will you?

#7. If yes, by when?

#8. If no, why not?

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Living beyond the nine-to-five routine

May 14, 2020

As much as we can associate with our daily activities, living beyond the nine-to-five routine suggests we are embracing life in the full sense of the word.

Whereas we might find comfort in doing things ‘because we have always done them’, at times it is worth reflecting on the value and direction they are providing. Living beyond the nine-to-five routine taps into the idea of connecting with our life purpose and working consistently to achieve it.

By living beyond the nine-to-five routine we give ourselves the opportunity to, as a wise person once suggested, keep our toes in the details and our eyes on the bigger picture.

Together these positions offer us an approach to dealing with the challenges of the present while continually striving towards our future objectives.

As ever, your thoughts on the ideas raised here are much welcomed so please feel free to leave a comment below. In any case, thanks for stopping by to read this ‘Living beyond the nine-to-five routine’ post.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Listening carefully before speaking clearly

May 10, 2020

There are some actions we undertake automatically, listening carefully before speaking clearly is unfortunately not always one of these if we consider the amount of poor communication swirling around us nowadays.

Listening carefully before speaking clearly offers many benefits, including:

a) a demonstration of respect for those engaged in the exchange;

b) certainty regarding the subject of the matter under discussion;

c) the opportunity for learning to occur;

d) a reduction in the need to repeat messages, details, instructions and the like.

You may be able to think of other reasons for listening carefully before speaking clearly. If you’d like to share your ideas, feel free to leave a comment below.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Consistency requires consistent effort

April 19, 2020

Good intentions are a start but in terms of development, whether sporting, professional or personal, consistency requires consistent effort.

Whereas some activities can be picked up and put down at a whim, to reach a level of competency worthy of our time and input consistency requires consistent effort. Anything else would suggest we are selling ourselves short and in many instances doing ourselves a disservice.

Thinking about any ability we have embraced, learnt and mastered, without doubt, we proved to ourselves that the process couldn’t be completed on an ad hoc basis. Once again, consistency requires consistent effort for skills to take root as part of our toolkit.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Reaching wide by being deeply authentic

April 12, 2020

Pondering the impact of our actions, it seems we can go about reaching wide by being deeply authentic.

The ‘audience’ we reach when operating, or better being, deeply authentic is much wider than when we undertake things in a superficial, indifferent and half-hearted mode. For example:

– People are attracted to work performed with passion for the sake of doing one’s best;

– Authenticity attracts authenticity whereas falseness repels those who value heartfelt, sincere behaviour;

– People know that being deeply authentic is not something we can ‘turn on’ and ‘turn off’. It is either part of who we are or it isn’t.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Are you distracted or merely taking a break?

April 5, 2020

Okay, so we can’t always be super productive but, right now, are you distracted or merely taking a break?

Both activities have a place in our schedule and offer benefits in their way.

Benefits of being distracted:

1) We give our mind a rest from the task before us;

2) A change of attention could spark a creative connection useful for whatever we were working on before;

3) We might discover the activity we have been distracted from was not that important. Maybe we were doing it just for the sake of doing it.

The benefits of taking a break are well-noted. A new perspective, some fresh air and a bit of exercise wake up our senses, putting us in a better position to renew our work after the break.

So, right now, are you distracted or merely taking a break? Is reading this post a distraction or a moment of relaxation?

Whatever your answers, thank you for being here. To share your input on the question ‘Are you distracted or merely taking a break?’ please leave a comment below.

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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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Providing value by being authentic

March 22, 2020

There are many ways to supply support, information and the like to those we interact with. Right now, let’s look at the idea of providing value by being authentic.

Providing value by being authentic cuts to the heart of every interaction. When we are ourselves, truly and fully, all other considerations take on more weight.

It can be argued providing value by being authentic creates a sense of mutual understanding. As a way of moving through life, authenticity is a key navigational aid. Strategic decisions stem from providing value by being authentic.

Superficial tactics, on the other hand, may get tasks done yet invariably fail to establish long term relationships.

Other ideas around these points could be put forward. To offer your input, leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Providing value by being authentic’ post and please feel free to share and like it.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

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