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.

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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Stop tinkering, start changing

June 28, 2020

After a period of reflection, it is good advice to stop tinkering, start changing, and move forward with desired endeavours.

Unfortunately, it is easy to get lost in the planning stage of a project, then ‘dance around the edges’ of the action plan rather than implement proposed steps.

Stop tinkering, start changing’ is a mantra we could adopt when looking to amend habits we have identified as working against us.

A decisive intervention will create a greater splash than a cautious dipping of the toes in the pool of development. And once we have taken this initial move, we may want to continue in this new direction.

Or not. To join the conversation on the issue of ‘Stop tinkering, start changing’, please leave a comment below.

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Brian.

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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Do they really care what we think?

June 25, 2020

With around 7.5 billion people going through their daily routine, focused on personal goals and endeavours, maybe we should ask ‘Do they really care what we think?

Naturally, the majority of the world’s population is probably not interested in our opinions, ideas, and social media posts. But what about that small group of people who are?

Knowing that for some folk the answer to the enquiry ‘Do they really care what we think?’ is a ‘Yes’, keeps us reflecting, posting, and interacting. Being part of a circle of mutual influence, one in which learning is shared and support available to all concerned, is a strategic part of work, and life, nowadays.

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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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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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Value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio

June 7, 2020

When evaluating the impact of any endeavour, we can choose to consider the extent to which we offered value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio.

Value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio’ might be thought of as a benchmark to measure our actions. Are we delivering on these key indicators? How could we increase our efforts to enhance one, two, or all three elements?

As a point of reference, ‘Value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio’ could be one of the most powerful. Few would want to engage with a service provider if they felt such things were missing in the interaction.

Setting these ideas out as proverbial food for thought, thank you for being here today. Please feel free to like and share this ‘Value, kindness and expertise: a winning trio’ post.

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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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Who sets the expense bar for your activities?

May 31, 2020

It is easy to understand there is a cost to all actions, but who sets the expense bar for your activities?

It can be useful to explore the extent of time, money, energy and effort required to succeed in any chosen operation or project. Perhaps we need to establish who sets the expense bar for your activities and also who is in charge of the budget.

In work-related matters, the answers might be clear. Yet what about when we are investing in development to gain competency in a new skill? Clarity concerning who sets the expense bar for your activities in this situation could provide valuable input to take you forward, or not.

To share your thoughts on the question of who sets the expense bar for your activities, please leave a comment below.

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Brian.

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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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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Creating processes then working them fully

May 24, 2020

Putting the basics in place is key to achieving anything and, by creating processes then working them fully, we are doing just that.

Systems, workflows and processes tested and tweaked to maximize results can save us time, energy and even money in certain instances. We don’t need to worry about how to face routine issues. By creating processes then working them fully we are operating in the most productive manner we know.

What’s more, creating processes then working them fully for day-to-day activities means we are better positioned to engage unexpected items as they crop up.

Having the discipline to map out best practices to guide us each day is another question. For now, thank you for reading this ‘Creating processes then working them fully’ post and I hope it has offered some food for thought.

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Brian.

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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Using the achievement of one goal to reach the next

May 21, 2020

Instead of returning to point A, as it were, when attempting to complete a new undertaking, we can go about using the achievement of one goal to reach the next.

And using the achievement of one goal to reach the next ensures we maintain a certain consistency in our efforts.

Although a new endeavour might require us to employ different skills than those needed before, we are, in any case, operating with momentum and maximizing the experience of past accomplishments to lead us forward.

Furthermore, keeping our focus on winning, we build our ‘success muscles’ by using the achievement of one goal to reach the next. For now, thanks for taking time away from your activities today to connect here.

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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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Being specific with our actions

May 17, 2020

Pick up any self-help manual or inspirational book and sooner or later we will come across the idea of being specific with our actions. That so many authors, leaders and mentors promote this point suggests it is worth, at least, exploring.

Being specific with our actions is opposite in thinking to the ‘hit and hope’ approach. Clarity of intention acts as a guide to how we prepare and implement activities aimed at producing predefined results.

Of course, there are few guarantees, but invariably success is built on the foundations of preparation, practice and being specific with our actions.

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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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