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Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

Some people can get a bit precious about their ideas in meetings, right?

Ever noticed yourself thinking things like, ‘Where’s that person coming from?’ or ‘Can’t they see my idea makes a lot more sense?’

If we're in meetings where lots of ideas are generated, it’s understandable that we can become attached to our own ideas. Fair enough ... well, because they’re ours.

And there might be other reasons why you might be persistent and argue for your ideas. Like not feeling heard, or perhaps feeling undervalued for your contributions. Or maybe the louder ones just get more air-time. It happens.

That's where diamond ranking comes in.

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If you love the power of analytical thinking and data, what I'm about to say may seem a little 'woo woo'.

Bear with me. It could really help improve the way you make decisions.

About Dharan Longley

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Dharan Longley is a Senior Trainer at Skillset.

Dharan is an international master trainer with post-graduate qualifications in adult education.

His assignments have included training police officers and university managers in the Middle East, as well as teachers and staff of large organisations in New Zealand.

Dharan's topics are 'effective meetings', 'problem-solving and decision-making', 'team development', 'training for trainers' and 'customer service'. He particularly enjoys helping people with diverse points of view agree on practical solutions.

Dharan is based in Wellington. He has a passion for the outdoors. On days off, he’ll be taking photographs of forests or waves, or out kite surfing.

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