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Revolt of the Tea Geeks

Revolt of the Tea Geeks

I was very excited to be asked to mentor a tea merchant. I consider myself an avid tea enthusiast. Or so I thought until I met Ann Davis of The Tea Experience. She greeted me at her office on our first day asking, of course, 'what type of tea would you...

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I don’t DO role play

I don’t DO role play

Great! I'm not asking you to role play. This is Sociodrama, an interactive way of building your team, resolving group issues and planning a strategy. WHAT IS SOCIODRAMA? » Sociodrama is a mapping of a system, be that at work, in a group, in a family or on...

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Left Luggage – A Metaphorical Approach

Left Luggage – A Metaphorical Approach

When I first arrived in this country from America, I was intrigued and often amused by the meaning of certain words and phrases: “Give Way" for "Yield” "Way Out" instead of "Exit" Left Luggage was one of those phrases. Was this the British version of Lost...

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What Role do you Play when Managing Change?

What Role do you Play when Managing Change?

I recently made the big leap and switched to satellite from cable. I embraced this change, have sacrificed days of my life to make it happen…and it’s still ludicrously painful and slow. But at some point, the sacrifice will be worth it. We often need and...

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