Tag: self development

The Beauty of Coaching

December 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Picture – for a moment – the first time you tried something new. It may not have gone quite to plan. It might have been an abject failure. Yet with encouragement, persistence and learning from your mistakes, you achieved it in the end. This is what coaching is all about. From our very earliest experiences […]

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Ten Ways to be Happier at Home

November 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Here’s a super little 1 minute video from Gretchen Rubin – enjoy! Share this:

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Waving The Management Magic Wand – Part 2

August 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Last week, we looked at how to make more of the opportunities you have to make things different. Wafting your own magic wand around yourself and the way you do things is one thing, but how can you use it effectively to ‘magic’ better ways of doing things from your people? BTW, if you have […]

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Waving The Management Magic Wand – Part 1

August 1, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

OK, so we’re all managers, right? And although we might keep it to ourselves, we all probably have moments when we whisper to ourselves, ‘I wish…’. Never fear, we all in this together, so you can tell me it’s so… Little things that our workplace does to us that really, it would be so cool […]

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No Time For Excuses

July 12, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Maybe I’m a bit late for this, but I do need to revisit the demise of the England football team in the world cup. There are no excuses. Perhaps many would say that overpaid superstars ought to have fared better and that there was no appetite for the game in our players. The Spanish players, […]

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Review Time for Managers

July 5, 2010 | By

As managers, our lives are busy enough. The work comes at us in an ever-increasing flow and sometimes we take the eye off the ball. In fact, it’s quite surprising how we can gradually, day-by-day, month-by-month, change our behaviors in an attempt to avoid being swamped by ‘stuff’. Such that we lose sight of what […]

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Too Busy for a Friend…

June 22, 2010 | By

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down. It took the remainder […]

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Are You Ready?

June 13, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

In ‘The West Wing’ there’s a pivotal moment at the start of Season Two (just working my way through the box set!). There has been a shooting attempt on the President’s team and through a series of flashbacks to when his presidential campaign began, Jed Bartlet is seen behaving like a bit of an arsehole […]

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Your Development – It’s All Down To You

June 8, 2010 | By

Too many times do we pass the buck with developing our skills and abilities. Too often is it easy to take the easy way and say that what life throws at us is nothing to do with us – it’s just not fair. Yet there is something in the words of John F Kennedy that […]

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The Recipe for Management Success

April 18, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Sometimes it’s good to find out other perspectives. So often it’s easier to sit with ourselves and believe our management capabilities are adequate enough. Maybe it’s time to wake-up… As managers, we all want to run teams that bring success to whatever our enterprise is. The component members of those teams will often decide what […]

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