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Small Steps

Small changes can make a big difference

Small changes can make a big difference... I was reminded of this while running the second part of a Work-Home Balance and Resilience programme for a new client. One of the participants shared something that he had changed before the programme started. H...

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Personal Branding

Personal Branding - How do others see you?

Personal Branding You enter a BRAND new world when you leave a company and your job, often at a timing not of your choosing. A key aspect to getting that next successful career move is 'personal branding'. Branding is a mix of how you portray yourself an...

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Finding Your Own Mentor

Finding a mentor can be a daunting task – where do you begin and how do you find the right person? I think there are two main areas to focus on and one is not about the mentor! Think about yourself Think about yourself and what you need. To get th...

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New Role

New role? How to be yourself - through the chaos

Congratulations! You‘ve just been promoted and got that challenging new role. You’re riding high on euphoria and congratulations as you start to get to grips with it. Then the scale of the challenge hits you. Expectations are everywhere, from your ...

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Executive Coaching

Case Study - From Hesitant Team Leader to Future Leading Light

The Challenge Sarah had been managing an operational team for a few years that had consistently delivered on its targets; in her individual appraisals, Sarah ‘exceeded expectation’ and had been identified, based on competence, as ready to take on a...

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The Engaging Questions

The Engaging Questions are set out in the latest book called 'Triggers' by master coach, Marshall Goldsmith. In it, Mr Goldsmith confronts the subject of change and how we can improve our odds of successfully achieving our goals. According to Mr Goldsmith...

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Which choice will you make to develop your leadership impact?

For a number of years now I’ve been sharing my personal views on some of the actions that leaders can take to improve your impact or effectiveness and to foster the right conditions around you to drive success for all. As a headline theme ponder this...

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From self-awareness to sustainable change

This is the first of a short series of case studies on real coaching situations and how they have helped my coachees (sometimes called the players) create an action-orientation which will drive sustainable change and, of course, a step-up in their perform...

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How High is your Conversational IQ?

EQ, IQ, Conversational IQ – how many intelligences are there? Howard Gardener, in his 1983 book, talked about multiple intelligences, naming eight: musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interp...

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Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing At Work

In September 2017, I went to a very interesting mini conference on Mental Health and Wellbeing At Work hosted by Unipart in Oxford. The 10th October was National Mental Health Day with lots of activity on social media, in the press and celebrities tal...

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