Diving back into DiveIn

16th October 2021By Trevor SmithEvents

I was delighted to be invited back to address the DiveIn event in Hong Kong on 29th September. It is the third year running I have been involved in the event and this year I presented ‘Empower Every Voice, Including Yours’. Dive In is a global movement within the insurance sector, supporting the development of … Read More

What can we learn from gold medal winners?

12th August 2021By Trevor SmithBulletins

It’s been exciting watching the Olympic coverage these last few weeks – just the tonic we needed after the challenges of the last 18 months. But now the games are over, I wonder – what can we learn from the world’s elite athletes and, in particular, the gold medal winners? The question on my mind … Read More

How to Create Psychological Safety for Others

24th June 2021By Trevor SmithBulletins

Have you ever wondered why sometimes people just don’t behave the way you expect them to?! Here are a few examples to illustrate what I mean: You’ve just delivered a rabble-rousing motivational team talk – yet nothing much happens afterwards. You write a stunning proposal for a client who verbally agrees to proceed  – but … Read More

Allow yourself scheduled worry time

25th February 2021By Trevor SmithBulletins

Vaccines may be in short supply, but there is no shortage of things to worry about these days! Whether it’s concern for loved ones, work pressures, money or a host of other issues, worrying is to some extent a natural part of being human. Our brain goes into overdrive while it tries to problem-solve… and … Read More

Improving deep listening, thinking and note taking

4th February 2021By Trevor SmithEvents

In order to add value to our clients and business partners, we hosted a series of events with Jonathan Kemp, the creator of an outstanding deep listening, thinking and note taking tool – Smart Wisdom I have been trialling this over the last four months and it’s deepened my thinking and listening during meetings. There … Read More

Sustainability vs. Business Success – Clash of the Titans?

2nd February 2021By Trevor SmithEvents

48 senior leaders were part of an engaging panel discussion at The Sounding Board. A big ‘thank you’ to Christina Lee, Manuel Baigorri and Stephen Barry for sharing their wisdom on sustainability. We discussed practical tips and natural next steps for leaders looking to bring sustainability and business success to the forefront of their corporate … Read More

How to Make the Most of Your Business Opportunities

29th September 2020By Trevor SmithEvents

For millions of businesses, 2020 has been a ‘punch in the face’. It’s tragic to hear of so many deaths due to Covid-19 and the resulting lockdowns, travel bans, disruption, enforced business closures, redundancies and economic concerns. Our plans are in tatters! If you are a business owner, how do you respond? What can you … Read More

How to Have a Good Conversation

7th July 2020By Trevor SmithBulletins

How good is your ‘conversational competence’? This might sound like a strange question to ask, but is there any 21st century skill more important than being able to sustain an engaging, coherent and confident conversation? Nothing beats a good face-to-face conversation for making a deep and meaningful connection.  But much of today’s communication is based on being … Read More

Grey Hair Is Back In Fashion

15th May 2020By Trevor SmithBulletins

Based purely on age alone, the chances are that anyone under the age of 32 has not experienced a GENUINE business recession in their working lifetime. For example, just before Hong Kong went into lockdown mode in January I was invited to run a team coaching session for a group of professionals at their regular … Read More