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Welcome to our news page with updates and articles by, and about, Julie Kortens and the Konnected People team

It’s not what you are, it’s who you are…

Some people take their job titles very seriously. After the American Revolution, the fledgling USA struggled to fill the hole left by the monarchy. It was understood that George Washington would head the new federal government, but no-one was quite sure what to call...

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Flattery will get you…

Ever had a compliment but knew deep down that the person didn’t really mean it? Or felt that the person was only being nice because they wanted your business? Here are Julie Kortens' thoughts... Thousands of years ago, the word 'probably’ meant 'definitely'. As...

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Is your personality profile is a product of your upbringing?

I've been pondering the question of whether your personality profile is a product of your upbringing, inherited from your parents or something unique to you. Here are my thoughts. Would be great to hear your views…. Most psychologists agree that our innate personality...

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Lead your own way

In advance of International Women’s Day on 8 March, here are a few thoughts from Julie Kortens on Women Leaders and Authenticity… Why do we still hear so many aspiring women leaders talking about the obstacles in their way to promotion, rather than the opportunities...

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What you see isn’t always what you get…

Just about everyone has a view on personality profiling and the profiles and reports they produce. Of the thousands who have received a profile, many love them and use them often. Some mistrust them, others dismiss them out of hand. So what exactly is the value of a...

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Are we setting ourselves up to fail?

Forget those New Year’s Resolutions. Read on to find how how to make sustainable change.  Whether it’s looking through newspapers, online or in magazines, it’s hard right now to avoid articles talking about New Year’s Resolutions. It’s that time of year where we seem...

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T’was the night before Christmas in A&E

When I was young, my family celebrated Christmas on Boxing Day. My dad ran the hospital of a maximum security prison and wasn’t always able to take Christmas Day off but that mattered little to us as children, we just grew up thinking that the 26th was a really...

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Six things we learned from choice, chance, change

We had a fabulous time at Choice, Chance, Change & are delighted to share some things we learned from our amazing speakers. We're already planning future events so if you want to hear more please do get in touch with Julie or Vic O'Farrell. There often comes a...

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Small changes add up to bigger ones

Most of us are aware that change rarely happens overnight. In fact, change often doesn’t happen at all! Many of us sit quite happily in our comfort zone, overthinking the impact of change and worrying about the alternative to the status quo… Others rush into change...

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Mentor Power is No Myth

When Odysseus was away building wooden horses outside the walls of Troy, he left his trusted friend Mentor to watch over his son and heir. This is recognised by many as the birth of mentoring. In the centuries since Homer penned the Iliad and the Odyssey, the process...

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Playing by the Rules

Whenever there is a largescale catastrophe, anywhere in the world, thousands of facilities managers give silent thanks that the disaster didn’t take place in their building, says Julie Kortens. The apparent cause of the fire was a fridge that caught fire in one of the...

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