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Successful people always set development goals….

Development Goals… I recently worked with a client, who shared with me the fact that he’d missed a senior promotional opportunity. In spite of being highly qualified and experienced, when asked at the interview what he’d done in the past two years to develop himself, he struggled. He spoke about consolidating and building on his […]

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Successful people always set development goals….

I recently worked with a client, who shared with me the fact that he’d missed a senior promotional opportunity. In spite of being highly qualified and experienced, when asked at the interview what he’d done in the past two years to develop himself, he struggled. He spoke about consolidating and building on his current skillset. […]

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The Coaching Bank

How we can work together…. The Coaching Bank is a practice I’ve been using with some of my company clients for a number of years. Unfortunately for some companies, many of their managers have not been trained as coaches. They are often caught up in operational issues which have prevented this development. Accordingly, it is […]

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Seven actions that can help you build trust…

Developing trust is the cornerstone of any relationship whether the connection is personal or professional. It is one of the key skills of people with high emotional intelligence. As a coach and facilitator, I am regularly asked for some guidance around developing trust in a professional setting. Indeed, as a coach, I need to build […]

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Using a Leadership Coach – 5 key considerations

Having worked as a leadership coach and facilitator for many years now, I am repeatedly asked the question “why use a coach?”.  While the political answer is “it depends on the circumstances,” it is critical to remember that people only ever coaches when they want to change something or address a specific challenge(s). These challenges […]

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Developing trust in High Performing Teams

All successful relationships depend on trust.. I recently facilitated a coaching programme with a very successful company in the food sector. One of the key challenges of the programme was to identify why some teams within the company were much more successful than others. We explored a number of possible factors including leadership styles, psychological […]

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Build your Self-Confidence with small moves….

How would you describe your level of self-confidence? Last year I coached a client Keith who was referred by his manager. In our meetings he described himself as a weak team leader. However, because he’d been so good at his job as a programmer, he was promoted to a team leader by management. They said […]

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The three Rs of authentic leadership

Having worked in the leadership development business across many sectors, over many years, the one constant that keeps repeating itself among the leaders who inspire, is their focus on the 3 Rs. They respect themselves, respect others and take total responsibility for their actions. Leadership isn’t a title or a rank. It isn’t badge of […]

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The white tiger’s cage

“Some guys they just give up living, and start dying little by little, piece by piece…” -Bruce Springsteen, Racing in the Streets When, in the 1960s, President Eisenhower received, on behalf of the American people, the gift of a rare and stunning white tiger named Mohini, it was housed in a 12’ by 12’ cage […]

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Five ways to prevent regret

The five regrets of the dying… Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative care nurse, wrote about the five top regrets of the dying that she had heard most often in her work. These were – I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, rather than the one other’s expected of me […]

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