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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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Exploring Resistance

Exploring Resistance

In my recent conversation with good friend and inspiration Esther Derby [1], one of the things we got to talking about was exploring resistance and, in particular, why do we see people resisting self-organisation? You've probably seen Dan Pink's video ...

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Who else am I?

Who else am I?

Who else am I? The familiar percussive music of the signature theme begins.  A contestant makes the short journey to the famous black chair.  She is asked her name.  Then she is asked her occupation. I find myself wondering, why this second quest...

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work – or perhaps they can

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work – or perhaps they can Although the New Year is an arbitrary date, we human beings are programmed to symbolic beginnings and endings and invest heavily in the power of renewal and the new start. And so, many of us b...

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Ken Smith

Alone Together in Time by Ken Smith

In a time and place far, far away, when it was not unusual for someone to spend their whole career in one organisation, they would, when they retired from it, be given a gold watch.  The symbolism is obvious, of course: after having given the majority of...

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