Creating Connected Relationships

Posts by Andy

Written Communication

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” Tony Robbins. I’ve been inspiring children to write and teaching them these skills for many years. One of the greatest experiences teaching young children to…

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Decision Making

“Good household decision-making often relies on thinking about your household like a firm.” Emily Oster. Think quick – make a choice now! We have all been in this situation many times before. When we are competent with something, like riding a bike, making a split-second decision can come naturally to us. However, when we are…

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Critical Thinking

“Economists who have studied the relationship between education and economic growth confirm what common sense suggests: The number of college degrees is not nearly as important as how well students develop cognitive skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving ability.” Derek Bok. Critical thinking could be defined as the process of gathering information and analysing…

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Teamwork & Collaboration

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, take others with you.” Native American Indian saying. Teamwork or collaboration, what’s the difference? Some people may say that teamwork is when individuals work in isolation to achieve a team goal whereas collaboration is working together to achieve a goal. There…

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Making Requests

“Making a request is much more powerful than asking a favour.” Andy McNeilly. Making a request in its simplest form is just asking someone for something. However, the person asking someone to do something may be waiting for a long time for their request to be fulfilled if the request doesn’t have a ‘by when’…

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