Reaching out to reconnect

September 3, 2020

There are many reasons for making contact with people but today let’s explore the idea of reaching out to reconnect.

Of course, it is wise to evaluate and be clear about why we want to get in contact with folk who have, for whatever reason, moved out of our immediate circle of acquaintances. And if the conversation restarts, what will be different this time around?

With these initial points examined and provided all the boxes have been ticked, we can begin the process of reaching out to reconnect.

Reaching out to reconnect suggests it feels right to re-establish an old working relationship or at least break the silence to say hello. If the rapport was more one of friendship, reaching out to reconnect might be a case of catching up with events and news concerning family and mutual friends.

One important aspect of reaching out to reconnect is that of ‘making the effort’. Action in this instance – should that be ‘every’ instance? – cannot be substituted by good intentions.

To join the conversation here on the issue of reaching out to reconnect, please leave a comment below.

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Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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 course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

Through coaching, training and writing, Brian works mainly with motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Let’s not confuse noise with impact

August 30, 2020

In the past, it may have been difficult, and costly, to get a message heard by many people at the same time. Today, thanks to various social media platforms, the size of our potential audience is gigantic.

All the same, just because we can ‘shout from the local rooftop’ and be heard ‘globally’, let’s not confuse noise with impact.

Along with the capacity to engage with a worldwide network, we have, in many cases, developed the ability to block or filter out many of the messages attempting to reach us. And others could well be doing the same with our communications. So again, let’s not confuse noise with impact.

‘Impact’ might refer to a follow-up conversation, or an exchange of ideas beneficial to all parties. Additionally, ‘impact’ could lead to a change of thinking or a confirmation of an existing habit or opinion.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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 course Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the International graduate course Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

Through coaching, training and writing, Brian works mainly with motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Being wide awake as we go about living the dream

August 6, 2020

Even if many people choose to move through life as if asleep, being wide awake as we go about ‘living the dream’ is an option we have.

Without judging anyone and not wanting to suggest one approach to life is better than another, being wide awake as we go about ‘living the dream’ ensures full engagement with each moment. Yes, at times ‘just getting through the day’ can be considered an achievement but, mostly, life gives back to us what we put in.

Setting aside the blame game for any negative or less than desired situations around us, to what extent are we truly taking responsibility for our actions and efforts? Anything thing less than 100% indicates we have the opportunity to enhance our way of being.

And being wide awake as we go about ‘living the dream’ is a fundamental first step to improving things, no?

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Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Leading with passion daily

August 2, 2020

Setting out a vision then never referring to it again cannot take us forward. Leading with passion daily, on the other hand, provides direction plus energy and motivation for all concerned to reach the desired results.

Leading with passion daily demonstrates a commitment to ‘Being our best’. When we put passion into our actions there can be no space for half-hearted efforts.

It is always clear when people operate with enthusiasm for what they are doing, and leading with passion daily is an example of this approach to life.

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Brian Groves DipM FCIM 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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Focusing on the details

July 26, 2020

Noticing items.
Focusing on the details,
building our success.

 

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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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Remembering good conversations begin with great listening

July 23, 2020

Explaining a point of view, getting an argument across, and detailing our thinking, are all valid reasons for talking to anyone. However, let’s not stop there. Remembering good conversations begin with great listening adds additional value to interpersonal exchanges.

Remembering good conversations begin with great listening gives us the chance to connect with those in front of us. By showing interest in their words, and demonstrating our active listening with questions, gestures, and even facial expressions, we are building the base for a good conversation.

And if, in turn, they choose to listen to us then we have more probability of being able to set out our thoughts without them being interrupted or ignored.

Without getting into the area of listening to pauses, paying close attention to words spoken and indeed not spoken, plus sensitivity regarding the passion and energy behind any gestures used, the idea of remembering good conversations begin with great listening is one worthy of further exploration.

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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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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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.

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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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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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.

To explore, as part of a coaching conversation, the notion of putting our uniqueness at the centre of all we do, please get in contact.

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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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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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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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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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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?

To use your responses as the starting point of a coaching conversation about the inquiry ‘To what extent are you working with passion?’, feel free to get in contact.

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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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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