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At Blue Sky GPS (Growth & Profit Solutions) our mission is simple: To help you develop you and your people’s capabilities, capacities and to leverage you experience and expertise  in doing so.  From this we look to help you develop your people to be able to pursue more meaningful and valuable work, and for you to build a team and business that helps you to achieve your goals and to live the life you want to lead.

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Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process. Listening is key to all effective communication; without the ability to listen effectively messages is easily misunderstood – communication breaks down and the people can become frustrated or irritated. Listening is not the same as hearing. Hearing refers to the sounds… Read More

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Losing staff can cost you more than you know! It is only in recent years that businesses have started to assess the cost of employee turnover. For many years it has not been an area of priority, simply because it wasn’t being measured and what isn’t measured isn’t valued. So what are some of the… Read More

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Creating the world around yourself We often pride ourselves on how reasonable and logical we are.  We see it as a strength. Our ability to gather the data and information, to analyze it and make sense of it, and then to act on it are strengths. They are assets we can use to generate results… Read More

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Four key strategies to use when managing conflict, and when to use them When assessing what strategy to use in managing the conflict there are two key criteria: the importance of the outcome and the importance of the relationship.  Their relative importance will vary with each situation.  The four quadrants in the above matrix are:… Read More

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A succinct overview of the differences between the training and development of leaders. In a previous article, I wrote about the importance of developing leaders, not training them.In this article, we discuss how training which is fixed, one-dimensional, backward looking and one-size-fits-all in its approach is not suited for the new business reality in which… Read More

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Change starts with ourselves, but why is it so hard to do? To change ourselves we need to change our behaviour. This is difficult to do and even harder to sustain. In fact it can be one of the hardest things that we do. If you think I’m exaggerating this then answer these three questions… Read More

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