Author Archives: kikimaurey

New Year, same old problems?

The structure of the year and the passing of the decades have always had a strong effect on me, especially the idea of an end of a decade, and the opportunities that a new unfolding decade might bring. The symbolic … Continue reading

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Can you sing a song of HOPE, I hope so!

I’m caught between two refrains: “Mad World” originally by Tears for Fears but brilliantly covered for the soundtrack of Donnie Darko, and Dionne Warwick singing, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. No, not just for some but … Continue reading

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A higher level of leadership intelligence, one that’s connected? Surely not!

Coaching is a fascinating profession: Weirdly the more people I work with, the more intangible are the so-called ‘keys to success’. Indeed so unsure am I that there isn’t a ‘magic bullet’ or ‘5 sure-fire Tips to Succeed’ – or … Continue reading

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Should we look to Shackleton rather than Machiavelli?

Much of my work is focused on supporting genuinely talented people become better leaders and I’m o-l-d enough to have read tomes on what it takes to be a good manager and effective leader; from the not-so-lofty books like the … Continue reading

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It’s the People Stupid: how connected are you to your Team?

It’s sometimes a funny old business, this coaching profession. I meet all kinds of people in a range of businesses and sectors, all of whom are experts in their respective technical or functional fields. Very rarely do I get to … Continue reading

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