Defensiveness ruins Communication

Liz Truss and Beth Rigby Interview

Lessons learnt from Liz Truss’s defensive communication style 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 —…

The Pleasure of Pleasing

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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…

Why People Pleasing is Selfish

Why People Pleasing is selfish. Trisha Lewis.

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…

Are you Hiding Your Achievments?

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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…

Nail your Networking event intro

Trisha Lewis Nail your networking pitch

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…