April 15, 2013
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How can YOU make hard conversations easier?

Last week we took steps to breakdown unhealthy cultures of silence in order to create clear and constructive channels of communication. Now we need to master is the art of having tough conversations. It is unlikely that we will ever […]
April 8, 2013
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Can you break down cultures of silence?

I’m sure, that after the last few weeks ‘food for thought’, it’s become clear that a culture of silence can be more than just a little unhealthy… It can be deadly. We all need to take a stand together and […]
March 25, 2013
Silence

The fourth killer is?

Let’s recap… the past few weeks we have learnt how to overcome three deadly types of silence: #1 – Fear punishment or harsh consequences #2 – Self-doubt #3 – Following the crowd (aka bystander apathy) Have you been able to […]
March 18, 2013
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What is the third deadly silence?

You can see that the evidence is mounting against the old adage, ‘silence is golden’. Knowing when to bite your tongue is definitely wise but it is also wise to know when to speak up and to use your voice […]
March 11, 2013
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What type of silence kills?

Last week we looked at the first type of silence that can literally kill people, or at very least kill morale – Fear of punishment or harsh consequences. Where have you noticed this happening? What steps have you taken to […]