How to Have a Good Conversation

7th July 2020By Trevor SmithArticles, Communication, Success

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 SmithSuccess

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

Unlocking the potential of young leaders

16th July 2019By Trevor SmithArticles, Coaching, Success

Young leaders often report being on a ‘performance treadmill’ with little time to step back and reflect. They usually approach their careers from a technical perspective with less time spent on developing the soft skills needed to flourish at higher level. Therefore, Executive Coaching assignments often centre around carving out time for reflection, increasing self-awareness … Read More

The Worst Excuses for Calling in Sick

31st May 2019By Trevor SmithArticles, Success

I recently read an article that made me laugh out loud! It featured some of the worst excuses the British used for calling in sick and included such gems as: “I had a bad dream and needed the day to recover” “I thought it was Saturday today” “My partner threw the TV remote at me last night and … Read More