Category Archives: Personal & Professional Effectiveness

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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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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