Training Journal

Me-time or you-time?

Making time for other people can help them and you, says Tania Coke. Reading time: 3m 30s. We hear a lot these days about the importance of me-time. I’m all for it. My idea of me-time would be going to bed with a good book and a cup of tea or sitting in a café and […]

Category: Training Journal | Tuesday 26 March 2019 | Author: Tania Coke
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Changing the culture of conflict

Tania Coke thinks a little conflict can be a good thing. A new vision of organisational conflict is emerging. In this vision, conflict is no longer seen as a destructive force, destined to drag down morale, productivity and profits. Instead, conflict becomes an opportunity for learning and growth, which can increase creativity and boost motivation and […]

Category: Training Journal | Thursday 12 July 2018 | Author: Tania Coke
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Reframing Brexit: Changing the nature of the debate

Leave or remain, Brexit has given us a chance to re-evaluate our debating abilities, says Tania Coke. What I found most striking about the Brexit referendum was not its outcome, but the nature of the debate that led up to it. We Brits – or what I saw of us in politicians, economists, journalists, family, friends […]

Category: Training Journal | Friday 5 May 2017 | Author: Tania Coke
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Are you really a good communicator? – Training Journal

Thinking about your communication with others is an important skill to continuously develop. Tania Coke shares some tips. The terms “active listening” and “emotional intelligence” have become common-place in organisational life. Many of us have attended communication skills or conflict management training courses and pride ourselves on our interpersonal skills. It’s one thing to listen […]

Category: Training Journal | Wednesday 23 November 2016 | Author: Tania Coke
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Impartiality – The Holy Grail – Training Journal

There is a story from India of nine blind men who encounter an elephant for the first time. Reaching out to touch the elephant, they each discover a different part of the elephant’s body and are soon embroiled in violent disagreement. In this story, the nine men are unable to acknowledge one another’s perspectives. Each […]

Category: Training Journal | Sunday 1 June 2014 | Author: Tania Coke
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