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The Art of the Smile

⭐️The Art of the Smile⭐️

I’m excited about this article. Just typing the title (which I’m picturing Vegas-style in rainbowed neon lights) has a feel good factor to it. It’s making me smile.

I’ve Googled the definition of “smile” and now I’m frowning. I’m a tad disappointed in the definition. According to Wikipedia it’s

“A facial expression formed by flexing the muscles near both ends of the mouth and by flexing the muscles throughout the mouth”.

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Problem Solving: Promoting a Solution Focused Office – Part 3

Let’s consider combining Logical and Lateral (or creative) thinking to promote a solution focused office.
Logical Problem Solving
Logical problem solving, as it’s name implies, follows a logical sequence – you clearly move from one related thought to another and base your analysis on factual data and information. Find out

What is fact here?
What do I already know?

How and where can I find out the data and information I need?

Who would be able to help me?

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Problem Solving: Promoting a Solution Focused Office – Part 2

One of the easiest, and most memorable processes to follow when problem solving is the IDEAL model (attributed to John Bransford & Barry Stein in their book Problem Solver 1984)

This model will keep you on track to ensure your problem solving is robust and effective and that you don’t miss any of the crucial stages of the process.

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The 5Ps of Presenting

Let’s start with identifying those presentations that have made an impression on you. Which ones are the most memorable? And what are they memorable for? Do you have a favourite presenter? What are your reasons for picking them?

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A Journey of Learning

You know when you start something new and you’re a bit clunky and slow at it?  I find that really frustrating. You see, my perfectionist streak and impatience kicks in

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