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What we are looking forward to in 2016

Everyone at Monkey Puzzle is busy working on their personal and business goals for 2016, and it’s set to be an exciting one. Here’s just some of the things we are looking forward to in 2016:...

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What’s exciting in 2016

Following on from December’s Blogs on Top Highlights for 2015,  here are what our industry leaders are looking forward to in 2016...

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NLP News Update: International NLP Leadership Summit 2016

Jan 8-10th 2016 – over 35 leaders in NLP from around the world gathered in Alicante. Karen and John were delighted to be part of a group of truly inspiration people who are dedicated to the growth, quality and ethics of Neuro Linguistic Programming across the world. People came from as far as Chile, USA and Australia -as well as all over Europe.

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Do you need to upgrade your negotiation skills?

Negotiating is something we do on a daily basis - even if it’s who is stacking the dishwasher. It is a skill a lot of people find difficult and often intimidating though, particularly in the workplace where the stakes can be high. Improve your negotiating skills with these easy to implement strategies modelled from successful negotiators:

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Handling objections without sounding pushy

The ability to elegantly handle objections is a key success strategy in the workplace. It is not easy to do though as the objections are often about things we care about - either at work or personally. Because we care about them (probably more than the other person) we are more likely to respond with our emotions rather than logic. Here are some ways to handle objections without arguing or getting defensive - and more likely to get you a good outcome.

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Beware the time suckers - how to deal with people who waste your time

We all know them, the space invaders, the time suckers, the creepy too friendly people at work. They waste your time, make you feel uncomfortable and make you say and do things you don’t want to. A lot of people have issues with setting and maintaining boundaries with others. Boundaries are the physical, mental and emotion ‘line’ between us and other people.

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Simple strategies for employee wellbeing

Employee Wellbeing is not a big shiny initiative you need to implement, the most effective way to develop a really healthy culture is to embed it at the heart of everything you do. This is actually much easier to do than you might think at first.

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Reframing - it’s really useful; except when it isn’t

The art of reframing is a management, leadership and coaching toolkit staple, but how effective is it? Reframing is the ability to show someone an alternative more useful perspective or ‘frame’ on a problem situation. It should be useful for that person, not just make you or them feel better...

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