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Friday G&T

Discover your Friday G&T (Gift & Tonic); a short piece of writing to spark a moment of creativity or create a minute of stillness. Published every Friday, these pieces are here to give your week a little lift.

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The simplest things are the most effective

Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. You don’t need an over-thought, detail-drenched idea to make real change happen.

Take the humble conversation. Not the sort we have in agenda packed meetings, or in response to an email. But conversations which focus on simply understanding each other better. Where we talk, listen and truly hear the person in front of us. If we can find this time, could this change the way we connect, work and live, for the better too?

This idea is taken from our reimagned blog Chasing the unicorn: restoring elusive conversations. We were struck with the idea that so often opportunities are missed because we simply run out of time for conversations. And when we do have them we tend focus on operational issues, when there’s so much more to our work and who we are than simply how we do our jobs.

Photo by Erika Fletcher on Unsplash.

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