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Meet adrenalin’s cousin …

By Chris Welford on 3rd November, 2020 in Stress and Pressure, Wellbeing

You know about adrenalin. We talk about an “adrenalin rush”. Most people understand the role of adrenalin in the human flight or fight response.   But adrenalin isn’t the only stress hormone. There’s also cortisol.   Both chemicals are secreted by the adrenal glands, which sit above the kidneys. Each...

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Staying Sane Under Pressure

By Chris Welford on 2nd November, 2020 in Development, Stress and Pressure

Knowing your habitual pattern of response when challenged, pressured or even threatened is as useful as knowing about the basic building blocks of your personality. If you don’t want to live on autopilot or to become the victim of your own destructive drivers, this area of self-knowledge is essential. Even...

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Out of control driver

By Chris Welford on 27th October, 2020 in Relationships, Self-knowledge

In the last blog, we talked about feedback and how to support people with a be perfect or please others driver.  But what if the person who needs help is you?  Here are a few ideas for calming those compulsions that we can all feel when we are stressed and...

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Two tips for better performance feedback

By Chris Welford on 19th October, 2020 in Assessment, Coaching, Self-knowledge

It’s generally accepted in organisations that feedback is a good thing. Training in providing feedback (where it’s given) goes something like this: find some quality time to sit down with a person; be clear about what you want to say; be specific about behaviour and stick to the facts.  All...

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Tell me a story

By Chris Welford on 13th October, 2020 in Assessment, Self-Knowledge

We’ve been telling stories to each other pretty much since the birth of language.  Art, philosophy and religion are replete with tales about human behaviour and interactions. But we don’t just tell stories to each other, we also tell them to ourselves e.g. ‘I’m not good enough,’ ‘I must be...

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