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Feelings matter; how well do you connect with yours?

I’ve owned one yo-yo in my life; it was bright orange and on one side it had a sticker of Donny Osmond. I think I was about ten years old when I bought it, with my pocket money.  Having not thought about it for decades, that yo-yo has been on my min...

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How to identify and manage imposter syndrome

If you suffer from a  feeling that you’re not good enough and have a tendency towards perfectionism then you are entirely normal since most people feel this way. Feelings of insecurity are particularly common when people are promoted to a leadership po...

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‘Addicted to being Right’

Difficult conversations about ‘behaviour’ seem to be a recurring theme in the work place. Humans are masters at rationalisation.  Good reasons are often given for behaviours even when they become destructive. Imagine you are in a tense team mee...

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Why humble leaders are the best leaders...

Following my recent post on pride, I felt it essential to follow up with some thoughts on its opposite......Humility. These day I guess it's an unfashionable word. The dictionary defines humility as “modesty” and “lacking in pretense”, but tha...

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Beware of Pride!

“Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.” said the late John R.W. Stott. In many of my coaching conversations these last few weeks I have become increasingly aware of the dangers of pride. In turn, I have spent some time re...

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