Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 7

In Part 7 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at INFORMATION! Information is currency, everybody knows we live in the information age and that information means advantage and power to the owner. Even in our smaller worlds how we obtain and use our information is crucial to our wellbeing and success and those of our staff …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 6

In Part 6 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at FEELINGS! I’m sure you will agree with me that feelings are a vital part of our own well-being and driving force behind how we see and react to to one another and the world. Component Six – Feelings Principle “Unexpressed feelings can inhibit good thinking.” Definition …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 5

In Part 5 of The Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” we look at ENCOURAGEMENT! Looking at the image below I’m reminded of the unwavering courage I experienced as a child when one of my parents were there to support and encourage me. It’s the same in our professional world, we need to be encouraged and to encourage our colleagues to excel. …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 4

Everybody knows a little appreciation goes a long way. In part 4 of the Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” I delve a little deeper into how we can apply this principle to our business environment for the best results. “Clients do not come 1st. Employees come 1st. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 3

In part 3 of my overview of the Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” I look at the 3rd component EASE! This is a very important component because our presence and state of mind in the moment has a direct impact on the perception and response of the person or group we are communicating with. Component Three – Ease Principle “Offering …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 2

In part 2 of my overview of the Ten Components of “The Thinking Environment” I look at the 2nd component EQUALITY! A truly vital component in any business, NEEDED, to make the best decisions for the company and it’s people. We simply cannot afford to discount the power of equality when it concerns survival and growth in the business environment. …

Discover Why “The Thinking Environment” Is Crucial – Part 1

In this 10 part series, I explore the Ten Components (ten behaviours) of The Thinking Environment™ by Nancy Kline and how they impact relationships and interactions with my own real life examples. “Time to think: listening to ignite the human mind.” (Nancy Kline) Each Component is introduced with the principle and definition behind it, followed by an explanation and personal experience of each …

Mindful Management – weird or wonderful?

What is mindfulness? or Mindful management? Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We feel more alive. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and …

Business Growth – How to create that “bigger picture” view

Why The Bigger Picture is Important for Business Growth! Sometimes we just get stuck in the operations of our business – trying to make the customer happy while facing challenges with suppliers, debtors, creditors, staff and everything else that goes with having your own small business. We forget to stand back and take a deeper look at who and what …

Creating a circular management team around you

Circular management is about engaging in perspectives with those around you, specifically your management team. As top managers in business, the ability to look at situations holistically and from the widest viewpoint possible is a prerequisite so that the decisions we make are as informed and as accurate as possible so our chances of assessing a problem and sourcing a solution …