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Is TIME your enemy?

When TIME is your enemy

Is TIME your enemy? I’ve met a lot of leaders and mangers in my coaching practice and corporate life.  There are those who handle stress well and are, (sometimes irritatingly), calm and measured, reasonable and logical. There are some who are tightly ...

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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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The power of re-framing perspectives about beliefs!

One of the many artful skills of being a coach is supporting our client’s to shift their disempowering perspectives into more empowering ones!  There are always so many and varied ways of re-framing perspectives: different stories, beliefs and experie...

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Career Direction

Frank the Frog and your Career Direction

Many years ago, Mike the Mentor as he is still known, told me that if a frog (let's call him Frank) is placed in a saucepan of hot water it will leap out of it; which seemed very sensible to me. However, if the frog was placed in cold water and the water...

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Dr Brene Brown

Can your vulnerability as a coach get in your clients way?

Dr Brene Brown (2013) writes that ‘‘being’ rather than 'knowing' requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen’. Brown goes on to say ‘it requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable. To be vulnerable one needs the courage to surface and vo...

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How to Drive Positive Behaviours

The last 2 years has shone a spotlight on how leaders are dealing with the impact of Covid-19 for themselves, their staff, and their business’s.  During this period of rapid change and transition, there was an increasing need to improve the way we supp...

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Talk to your Team

What is more challenging for you as a manager, talking to a large audience or speaking to an individual in your team about their poor performance? Many people say it's the public speaking gig. But a lot of managers avoid that 1:1 conversation. Do you ...

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What will make employees stay?

Encouraging managers to hold stay, or retention, interviews with employees is the latest tool in the war to retain talent (FT. March 22).  The logic is sound.  Catch employees before they have another job offer and have mentally moved on.  It’s an op...

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VUCA world

How to lead effectively in a VUCA world

The turbulence of change is so commonplace these days that the business world has adopted the label VUCA - Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous - from the military, who originally coined the term to describe the conditions they were facing in places...

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future of hybrid working

The future of hybrid working

The future of hybrid working There’s a lot of comment about returning to the office, and depending on who you are talking to, more or less enthusiasm.  Conversations, media and academic commentary reveal a mixed picture: Opinions seem to vary acr...

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