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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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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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Invest in yourself everyday…try some self care

Over the years, working in the area of leadership and executive coaching, one topic that regularly presents, is the area of self-care. Many of the people with whom I’ve worked acknowledged that they are too busy with work to find any time for themselves. They neglected their health, relationships got minimum investment, children, where they […]

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Learn to Back Yourself….

Ellen Keane won Ireland’s first medal of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, claiming gold in the SB8 100m breaststroke with the best performance of her life. Competing in her favoured event, in her fourth Olympic games, Keane had set expectations high when she blazed through her heat, winning the race in a personal best […]

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