Category Archives: Communication

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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No 10 top tips here, just an idea…

I was struck listening to Gordon Brown last month quietly sharing his respect and thanks for the life of Keir Hardy, Labour’s first leader who during his life summoned immense courage and focus. Life was tough for Keir who like … Continue reading

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Why ‘WHY’ matters when influencing others

As a coach it’s absolutely fantastic to get regular news of how my coachees are progressing. Many have moved onto more senior roles within their present companies, or been headhunted into new ones. Others are moving lock-stock-and-barrel to new countries … Continue reading

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Out of whack: where are you on the alignment scale?

I was recently having my bod cunningly realigned by my Mctimoney practitioner and it got me thinking about the nature of misalignment in some of the organizations I coach in. A few days later I revisited an article by Daniel … Continue reading

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