Posts Tagged "difficult conversations"

Jan 2017

Goal Setting – Why is it Important?

With the start of a New Year many of us set Goals to help us achieve milestones during the year ahead. Whilst the effectiveness of goal setting has been debated in the literature over the last decade, it is still evident that “countless studies find that specific, challenging goals motivate performance far better than “do […]

Dec 2016

5 Tips to Help Practice Gratitude (and Make it a Habit in 2017)

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, [and] confusion into clarity . . . . It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, […]

Nov 2016

Self-Reflection Questions for a Resilient Mindset

Last fortnight we shared our thoughts on resilience strategies in ‘Resilience: Bouncing Forwards and Back’. One of these included building time into your day for reflection. Here we look at why self-reflection is important and some reflective questions to help you build a resilient mindset. Why is self-reflection important? It can help you to consider […]

Nov 2016

Resilience: Bouncing Forward and Back

In the 10 tips and tricks from the ‘Positive Change Guru’ referenced in our recent post Leading with a Growth Mindset for Business Impact one of the strategies shared was: “Encourage your growth mindset team to talk about how they overcome challenges and setbacks i.e. develop resilience”. Resilience is the focus of this post which […]

Oct 2016

19 Conversation Tips for Growing Your Team

Great leaders and managers use Growth minded language to guide and motivate their staff.  CFCD’s blog ‘Leading with a Growth Mindset for Business Impact’ explored the differences between a Growth and a Fixed Mindset and the associated benefits and business impact. In this follow up post, here are some tips on growth language you can use […]

Oct 2016

Leading With a Growth Mindset for Business Impact

At CFCD we are passionate about high performing teams and believe leader’s adopting a ‘Growth Mindset’ can gain a competitive advantage. Popularised by Carol Dweck, the Lewis & Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University a Growth Mindset is focused on learning versus a Fixed Mindset which concentrates on looking good. Put simply, a […]