If you are good enough you are old enough. This is a new mantra, and rings true for high end sports, and certain areas of life. You just have to look at the crop of young footballers, and potential Formula 1 champions coming into the sport at the age of 17. They are skilled, passionate […]
Great to see Chris Evans back having honest fun with all generations. A great lesson in not taking yourself too seriously.
Thought for a Friday
Teach yourself to say “No”. The weekend is coming, and you need to do a digital detox. Switch off at the appropriate time in the day, and enjoy the weekend. You deserve it.
It was interesting listening to Andy Murray’s interview after successfully having a major influence on the British Davis Cup win. The context is that this is a cup that the British have not won for 79 years. As you can imagine a lot at stake and huge expectations on he team. To me the most […]
Unnecessary Complexity & Coaching for Better Focus
There is a lot of talk about “Big Data” and how we deal with it. Large organisations are constantly challenged with how they mine large volumes of data to such that they can use it effectively. Organisations use statistics to come up with appropriate models and hypotheses. This data can be used for good intent, […]
I think I may have mentioned in earlier Blog posts about how iPEC coaches focus on energy, and how individuals show up in their lives energetically. We try to get them to move energetically up the scale to improve their personal performance, and aim for what we call level 5 (win-win) as much as they […]
Anatomy of a Change Agent – Part 3
You are always feeling uncomfortable with the Status Quo
Change for Change Sake ?
The new thinking, the only thing that is constant is change. It is true, we are working in a very fast changing environment, and in order to stay connected we need to be agile. We need to get ahead to stay still. These are all familiar expressions. Without change there is no progress. However, do […]
Getting ahead is critical in both life and the business world. I have used my coaching techniques and my increased self awareness to drive myself quite literally. My passion for motorsport will be obvious from my site. I have been racing for 5 years now and have been gradually making progress up the rankings. However, […]
One for the Weekend
I heard a great quote in the film, “The second great exotic Marigold Hotel” , by Dame Judi Dench. She said that, “It is a fine line between what we want and what we fear”. This really resonated with me. Quite often what we want, is what we crave, something special, but it is so […]
Gremlins (Your Inner Critic)
We all have gremlins, sometimes known as our inner critical voice. Howe we deal with these is important to our personal performance. These gremlins are energy blockers that hold us back from working effectively. If left these can fester and magnify. Knowing how to deal with these is the key to success. There are high […]
It is difficult to understand what the VW leadership were thinking about, when they decided to devise a software system that was designed to fool the emissions testing regime. Now the deception is out, it is likely that this will rumble on, and be costly for the Company in all dimensions, not only in actual […]
I am doing some long days at the moment, and as you get older, it gets harder. However this is not an issue if you stay positive and work with your anabolic ( life giving and building) energy.
The driver of Car 77 finally gets onto the top step of the podium. The difference between this win, and my other previous places was the power of positive thought and anabolic energy. I was ready to go home after the second race due to a long weekend and fatigue. However, I centered myself in […]
Giving effective and honest feedback can be one of the most powerful ways of helping friends and colleagues. The keywords are honest and fair. Feedback should never be used as a weapon against people, or in retaliation. Sometimes we don’t always feel comfortable in giving honest feedback to our friends when asked, for fear of […]
Too Hasty to Judge
I stumbled across an interesting article on the BBC website, about how there is a small section of society who are unable to feel or show emotion. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150818-what-is-it-like-to-have-never-felt-an-emotion This can have a significant effect for them about building effective relations, and getting on with life. It got me thinking, about how society reacts. There is […]
A great example of mentoring and leadership in the article. Whoever we are we all need coaching and guidance, and if we are lucky enough to get it early in our careers. The more receptive we are to this, the better the outcome. There is a difference between coaching and mentoring. Mentoring involves an experience […]
There is a lot of talk about win-win, but what does this really mean, and how to we get to this holy grail in our work or negotiations. It is critical that we get the results we desire to move forward. I have given this thought, and tried to put this in my own context […]
“Lean” , Simple & The Power of Visual Management
Just went to pick up some currency for my holiday, and the lady in the booth did a very smart thing. Instead of just counting it in her hand, she laid it out in a logical grid, by denomination so it was easy for me to see the total, before she re-counted and handed it […]
Leadership vs. Bullying
An interesting article on the BBC (see link) on why bullies flourish in the workplace. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150108-why-bosses-keep-bullies-around Unfortunately this is the critical reality of the workplace. Bosses don’t necessarily deliberately let this environment flourish, it tends to be passive rather than active. Bosses take the path of least resistance, and for the reasons given in the […]