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  • Nicos Paschali 2:25 pm on February 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Communicating clearly and effectively! 

    If we want to influence, we must learn how to aim our message directly at the values, emotions, and beliefs of our listener. The power of connection makes people and organisations more successful.

  • Nicos Paschali 4:01 pm on February 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    “A sports approach to achieve business goals” 

    Nowhere is goal setting more widely embraced than in the area of sport, and there are some aspects of goal setting that business can learn from sport. Within the world of sport, it is generally accepted that there are three types of goals:
    • Outcome goals (the “why”).
    • Performance goals (the “what”).
    • Process goals (the “how”).
    Outcome goals relate to the big picture, the overall aim, the goal that really motivates and provides the “why.”
    Performance goals relate to the measures that will need to be achieved to give you or your organisation the best chance of success (i.e. “what[…]”
    Process goals relate to the specifics of “how” you or your organisation will achieve the performance goals, which in turn will provide the best chance of achieving the outcome goals.
  • Nicos Paschali 9:25 am on February 19, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Overcoming the challenges you face at work! 

    “Businesses and other organizations, and the individuals working in them, are facing greater and more complex challenges than before, as the world’s economies become more complex and global, and consumers become more discerning and demanding.”

    At an organisational level, some of the key challenges include, how to:

    • Retain your competitive edge.
    • Recruit, retain, and motivate excellent staff.
    • Balance the needs of all the relevant stakeholders.
    • Create leaders of the future.
    • Make sufficient profit/return on investment.
    • Be flexible enough to respond to, and manage, changes in the economy or your business.
    • Manage diversity.

    At a more individual level, the challenges include , how to:

    • Achieve the objectives set by the organization in your job description or at your periodic appraisal (assuming you have them).
    • Create a suitable work-life balance.
    • Manage time and priorities.
    • Manage your own career progression.
    • Keep your skills up to date or even ahead of the field.
    • Feel fulfilled at work and find work that aligns with your values.”

    We can help you with the design and delivery of leaning workshops and coaching to do that! Contact us today for a friendly professional conversation! Send an email directly to Nicos Paschali, nicospas@gmail.com

  • Nicos Paschali 8:09 am on February 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Can we beat anger? 

    Anger is a basic human emotion and feeling angry is OK. It is how we respond to and express that anger that can cause problems.Expressing anger in an abusive, violent or negative way is unacceptable. Rather than trying to suppress the anger, we need to learn how to manage it while not harming anyone else.

  • Nicos Paschali 3:48 am on February 13, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Recruiting more trusted talent? 

    Workplaces are no longer just a place you receive a paycheck in exchange for your time. Rather, people increasingly want more professional development, mentorship, and a sense of purpose from their managers and companies. And those who adapt to this changing mindset will be able to attract and keep top talent.

  • Nicos Paschali 8:46 am on February 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    How about overdosing on kindness today! 

    The positive effect of kindness on the immune system and on the increased production of serotonin in the brain has been proven in research studies. Serotonin is a naturally occurring substance in the body that makes us feel more comfortable, peaceful, and even blissful.

    In fact, the role of most anti-depressants is to stimulate the production of serotonin chemically, helping to ease depression. Research has shown that a simple act of kindness directed toward another improves the functioning of the immune system and stimulates the production of serotonin in both the recipient of the kindness and the person extending the kindness.

    Even more amazing is that persons observing the act of kindness have similar beneficial results. Imagine this! Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved!

    Powerful stuff. I say we overdose on kindness today!

  • Nicos Paschali 4:48 am on February 11, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Being the cause in the matter… 

    Victor Frankl tell us there is a gab between stimulus and response and it is in that gap where we can choose our response that our freedom and growth lies! We can either have an internal focus of control ( being the cause) or an external focus of control (being a passive effect). We can be a creator or a victim. The choice is ours.

  • Nicos Paschali 8:11 am on February 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The method of vivid strategies students use to score high while studying less! 


    While most High School and University students toil making slow painful progress through the study and paper-writing processes, there exists an elite group of students who have learned effective vivid strategies for earning much higher grades in much less time. I wanted to share these secrets with other students, and thus the idea for this SmartReading Method was born.

    In the workshop and coaching sessions you will discover and practice the details of these often surprising study strategies in many different real-life academic situations and various text material. You will learn how to:

    • Manage your time, plan your workload and deal with the urge to procrastinate.
    • Take targeted notes in class.
    • Handle reading assignments and problem sets with ease.
    • Prepare efficiently for exams.
    • Master the art of exam-taking.
    • Master how to focus and concentrate
    • Master memory and recall
    • Master how to develop peripheral vision
    • Master how to put yourself in a study mindset with optimal psychology and emotional state of learning
  • Nicos Paschali 5:59 am on February 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Watch your language… 

    The way we communicate with people has a significant effect on their opinions of us. It’s not just about what we say but about how we say it. Becoming better communicators can heal relationships, lead to better job opportunities and enable us to reach wider audiences with whatever messages we want to share.
    Language influences the way we see things. It has long been known that using different labels for the same thing will promote different behaviors. For our purposes it is important to understand what we do to ourselves with our own choice of words and use of language. Once we are aware of our usage, we can adjust our language to be more in keeping with our true intentions and the existential situations we are describing.
    Have to/Want to
    On the list of words to be used as little as possible is the phrase “I have to.” The true situation is usually best described instead by “I want to.” To get the flavour of this, change have into want in your mind the next few times you say “I have to.” Do this silently, simply repeating to yourself the sentence that you just said out loud, with just the one word changed. This exercise is very effective in getting people to realize that what they do in their lives — even the things they find unpleasant — is in fact what they have chosen.
    Next let’s look at “I can’t” and test it against “I won’t.” A good way to make the test is to use the same procedure as in the previous exercise. So, for example, if you said out loud, “I can’t stop breathing,” you would then say to yourself, “I won’t stop breathing.” The simple change of can’t to won’t is often empowering. Can’t implies helplessness; won’t signifies volition and choice.
  • Nicos Paschali 3:50 pm on February 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Getting ready to Read Faster with Higher Comprehension and Memory Recall? 


    Available formats:

    1. Group training, face-to-face and live online.
    2. Coaching one-on-one, face-to-face and live online.
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