Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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lightbulbs Would you like more fresh thinking in your business?

Fresh thinking is the life blood of any organization that wants to grow and expand.  Whether it’s new products and services, new ways of dealing with problems, new ways of finding efficiencies or...

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Dave A tribute to Dave Gooda

It was with great sadness that on Friday we attended the funeral of a dear friend of ours and colleague, Dave Gooda.  We have known Dave and worked with him for many years. ...

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July 29705245 It's a retreat not a workshop - Coaching Presence

5 people gathered together reflecting on what is present when transformation happens in coaching.  Words used to describe this were ‘higher self’, ‘true self’, ‘natural self’.  And how this was distinct from our intellect...

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mind processing State of Mind and Decision Making

What happens when someone gives you advice?  Whether you asked for it or not, sometimes you take it and other times you disregard it. You go through a process of assessing whether it...

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Leadership state of mind in conversation Leadership and state of mind

Leadership and state of mind are intrinsically linked.  A person's state of mind is the invisible variable that determines their success as a leader.  Here's the full conversation about how the two are...

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Leadership state of mind short version Leadership and state of mind (summary)

Leadership and state of mind are intrinsically linked.  A leaders state of mind is the invisible variable that determines their success as a leader.  Here's the summary of the discussion about how the...

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6 ways for a stronger connection

What is it that stops us from having a strong connection with other people?  Sometimes we feel really connected to another person (or people) and other times we don’t feel a connection at...

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Acceptance as a time and energy saver

Stress, anxiety, anger, frustration (etc) are all feelings thatcan arise from unfulfilled expectations. The expectationof something happening that doesn’t or hasn’t happened.Whether that’s an expectation of yourself or someoneelse. An expectation that can be...

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Finding the magic mushrooms

Magic happened during a recent trip to Lithuania.  It’s a place that I had never contemplated visiting but events transpired that took us there and we are so grateful that they did. We spent...

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Remain or Leave – Living with Uncertainty

*This article was published on Linked in on 23rd June 2016 whilst awaiting the outcome of the EU referendum in the UK.* Today is probably going to be one of the most...

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What is Coaching Presence?

I’m sure you’ve heard people say that the most important element in a coaching relationship is the presence of the coach. How the coach is present in the relationshipdetermines the success of the...

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Would it help?

Last night I watched the film Bridge of Spies.  An excellent film – I highly recommend it.  But I digress!  In the film Tom Hank’s character, lawyer – James Donovan, asked the Russian...

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Can’t get back to sleep?

A few weeks ago I was talking about thinking with a client of mine and he asked me “how do you stop your thinking when it is keeping you awake in the...

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Let go of the rice...

For the last twenty years I’ve been asking groups of managers the following question: “Think of the best manager you’ve had. What was it about them that made them the best?” The answers easily...

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Save the world – a New Year’s resolution

A few weeks ago I watched in horror as the events in Paris unfolded.   And my heart went out to the people of Paris and the families of the people who were...

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Leader as Mediator

What do you do when two people in your team are in conflict with each other?  When I was first new to managing people this was one of the most challenging things I...

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High quality v low quality thinking

Do you notice that sometimes your thinking is really clear and you feel really good? And then other times your thinking is really fuzzy and, quite frankly, it doesn’t feel good at all?...

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An hour a day?

If you had a free hour a day at work, what would you do with it? Most leaders I know are feeling under pressure. They work long hours. They start early in the...

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Non-Directive and Non-Judgemental Coaching – with ease

I have been asked recently ‘How do you develop a coaching style that is non-directive and non-judgmental?’ I think this is a really interesting question firstly, because as a coach I will often...

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Are you opening up enough Channels of Perception for your coaching clients?

No one lives or works in a vacuum so every action taken based on a decision or solution has a ripple effect that has an impact elsewhere. Often unforeseen outcomes arise and sometimes...

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“Managing Self.” Is this a competency I can master?

One of the Association for Coaching competencies is ‘Managing Self and maintaining coaching presence. I want to consider just the first half of this statement: Managing Self. Such a deceptively short and simple...

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