Creating Connected Relationships

Imagination

By Andy | September 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein. The Oxford Dictionary defines imagination as the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality. It could also be expressed as the ability to think of new and interesting…

Delegation

By Andy | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

“From a young age, I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate to others what I was not good at. That’s how Virgin is run. Fantastic people throughout the Virgin Group run our businesses, allowing me to think creatively and strategically.” Richard Branson. Delegation could be thought of as giving…

Written Communication

By Andy | September 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

“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…

Decision Making

By Andy | November 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

“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…

Critical Thinking

By Andy | August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

“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…

Teamwork & Collaboration

By Andy | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

“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…

Making Requests

By Andy | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

“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’…

Patience

By Andy | November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tsu. Patience may be defined as the ability to accept delays without becoming annoyed, and remaining calm. It may help us to persevere with something when we experience difficulties, to continue without complaining. I have noticed that patient people tend to be calmer and more relaxed.…

Forming Relationships

By Andy | October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung. I looked up many definitions for the word ‘relationship’ regarding human beings, and the one common thread was ‘connection’. There were three main connections defined; through blood, through marriage or an emotional…

Resilience

By Andy | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” Gever Tulley. During our lives, we will all often experience times when things become challenging or difficult. It can be said that many of these experiences help us to grow. However, some of these times can prove to be…

Imagination

By Andy | September 4, 2022

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein. The Oxford Dictionary defines imagination as the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality. It could also be expressed as the ability to think of new and interesting…

Delegation

By Andy | May 11, 2022

“From a young age, I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate to others what I was not good at. That’s how Virgin is run. Fantastic people throughout the Virgin Group run our businesses, allowing me to think creatively and strategically.” Richard Branson. Delegation could be thought of as giving…

Written Communication

By Andy | September 29, 2021

“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…

Decision Making

By Andy | November 24, 2020

“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…

Critical Thinking

By Andy | August 21, 2020

“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…

Teamwork & Collaboration

By Andy | June 15, 2020

“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…

Making Requests

By Andy | March 10, 2020

“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’…

Patience

By Andy | November 18, 2019

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tsu. Patience may be defined as the ability to accept delays without becoming annoyed, and remaining calm. It may help us to persevere with something when we experience difficulties, to continue without complaining. I have noticed that patient people tend to be calmer and more relaxed.…

Forming Relationships

By Andy | October 21, 2019

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung. I looked up many definitions for the word ‘relationship’ regarding human beings, and the one common thread was ‘connection’. There were three main connections defined; through blood, through marriage or an emotional…

Resilience

By Andy | September 12, 2019

“Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” Gever Tulley. During our lives, we will all often experience times when things become challenging or difficult. It can be said that many of these experiences help us to grow. However, some of these times can prove to be…