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Liz Truss and Beth Rigby Interview

Defensiveness ruins Communication

Lessons learnt from Liz Truss’s defensive communication style Beth Rigby interviews Liz Truss during Conservative Party Conference 2022. Defensiveness creates blind spots in decision-making. When individual and groups respond defensively problems go unrecognised, victims go unacknowledged, and relationships deteriorate. * The crime of ‘defensive communication’ is committed by many — I will have been guilty…

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The Pleasure of Pleasing

When does ‘people pleasing’ become a self-squashing habit? No, this article is not about intimate relationship matters. But — if you ‘went there’ it’s all good. You’ve connected to a very basic part of being human. Most of us get pleasure from pleasing others. So if you get pleasure and they get pleasure out of ‘being pleasing’ — what’s…

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Communicate Assertively Trisha Lewis

What if ‘being assertive’ makes you feel ‘aggressive’?

3 ways to be assertive whilst remaining true to your reflective, quieter self. ..we don’t have to give up our niceness to be powerful.Fran Hauser — The Myth of the Nice Girl Do you feel ‘out of character’ when you try to be more ‘assertive’? Imagine you are in a networking setting — either virtual…

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Why People Pleasing is selfish. Trisha Lewis.

Why People Pleasing is Selfish

Being a ‘people pleaser is all about you. How selfish! Now that’s a reframe to mess with your head. No, I am not casting everyone who ever slips into people-pleasing mode as an ego-maniac or uncaring type. I am simply drawing your attention to the self-centred property of people-pleasing. ‘I want… to be liked, loved,…

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Hiding your achievments Trisha Lewis Clapping Woman

Are you Hiding Your Achievments?

Why do you water down your achievements – when you really don’t need to? Why do you go out of your way to take the spotlight off you when you are ‘in danger’ of being praised publically! Why to you go all ‘meek and humble’ when you have just done something special or been paid…

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Trisha Lewis Nail your networking pitch

Nail your Networking event intro

How to deal with the ‘what do you do’ question. The fear behind the networking event introduction moment— and how to use a whole new approach to engage and intrigue your potential client or connection. In a recent conversation with a client about networking fear, I dug down into why answering the question ‘what do…

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