Category Archives: Prickly Zone

What happens when you “lose it”?

“Throwing your toys out of the pram” happens to most of us a some point. But if you are a high-profile figure, or have significant influence over the lives of others, for example a teacher or politician, then the consequences … Continue reading

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Are the Apprentice girls growing up?

Last night’s episode had a really good task: to buy at best price, ten obscureĀ items. Problem was, no-one knew how to find out. Remember the Yellow Pages before the days of the internet? Well, it’s fair to say both teams … Continue reading

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Is it good to be back?

William Waldegrave wrote an importance piece in Monday’s The Times (30-8-10) about the need for a holiday and how the best leaders always took one. I’d send you a link but you have to pay to access now, and personally … Continue reading

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You sound just like your father?

Speaking as a father, I’ve discovered this is not always said as a compliment! Are we like our parents? Er yes, and like our siblings and other influential people in our lives. A former boss, or a good friend; we … Continue reading

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Does telling someone to stop actually work?

Nope. Try watching this weeks Dragons’ Den when plucky singing Jackie McKay wants to keep on going. (25 mins in) 4 Dragons are resisting. Theo is quite harsh. Duncan lays it on thickest. The harder the language the more she … Continue reading

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What makes you hot under the collar?

When we get prickly, something is threatening us. Is this a bad thing? Take a quick look at the prickly zone diagramĀ The person in the centre of their comfort zone is unlikely to change of their own accord. A big … Continue reading

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What sets you going?

What winds you up most? What lies in the truth drawer? I’m a “stiff upper lip” Brit. Bad feelings get neatly packed away in the bottom drawer called “dealt with”. I’ve “dealt with” that, so no need to bring it … Continue reading

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