Author Archives: Martha

Speaking at the Business Women Scotland

Speaking at the Business Women Scotland Event in Aberdeen this morning at Norwood Hall. Hope to see you there!

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Wisdom of the 5 Brains

It has been fascinating to ask people in our Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® events if they can think of a time when someone really pressed their buttons, or if they can think of a person who seems to have this … Continue reading

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This conversation is going nowhere!

You know the kind of conversation I mean.  You’ve probably been part of one… where every new sentence adds a new layer of complexity, frustration, and helplessness as each person seeks to have his or her point of view heard … Continue reading

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Shifting Culture through Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ)

“Culture has become the secret sauce of organizational life:  the thing that makes the difference but for which no one has the recipe.”              Margaret Heffernan I’ve been reading Margaret Heffernan’s little TED Book on things which are Beyond Measure: … Continue reading

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The value of trust

What is the value of trust?  Who you can trust? How do you know? What happens when you loose it? Harvey McMillan is proud to say that it has a strong value base as a company.  As the business owner … Continue reading

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What is the authentic leader?

I was smiling at some biographical details which were provided for a presentation I was giving at a women’s conference where I was answering the question: How can I be an authentic leader and still retain my female self?  The … Continue reading

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Knowing me – Knowing you

How many times over your career have you had a manager or leader who was completely blind to the impact he or she was having on those around them?  Well, guess what… as a leader it is likely that you … Continue reading

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5 Confidence Builders for Leaders

Confidence is a critical factor in high performers, and in high performing teams. It goes without saying that if you are a leader… you will have followers.  The size and scope of your leadership role will to some extent be … Continue reading

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Why ‘sheep-dipping’ doesn’t produce world class leaders…

In a crisis leaders emerge.  Whether a leader is the appointed leader or an emergent leader, true leaders, and by definition successful leaders, have some shared characteristics. Given the cost of Leadership Development, it is important to know that as … Continue reading

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Have the courage to face the truth

There is a saying that someone I know said a couple of years ago and it is one I find myself either thinking or saying with some regularity.  “You can’t read the label when you’re inside the jar!”  How true … Continue reading

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