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Time to Breathe

  A short blog this month because there is so much information out there around self care, awareness, dealing with stress, being resilient and much more. It is easy to get overwhelmed by it all, especially if you are struggling to apply the appropriate filters. This is why we need time to breathe so

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Navigating Challenging Environments

    I refer to a previous blog of about a year ago, when I talked about  leading in challenging environments. As I said before, far from workplace hostility and passive aggression ebbing away it seems to be on the rise in certain environments. I am getting more and more enquiries to coach in this […]

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The Importance of Feedback

  I found a really interesting article by Deborah Grayson Riegel on HBR today.  She makes the point, “Reduced feedback, diminished external encouragement, and decreased interpersonal interaction don’t just take an emotional toll; they can take a toll on our work outcomes as well”. Whether it be

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Time poor – How do we maintain performance in the VUCA world ?

  There are plenty of articles around time management and managing the complexity of life. As a coach, one of the areas I spend significant time is around helping leaders and executives maintain focus. There are so many distractions form work and media channels which make it less possible to focus on a daily basis. I […]

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Not Being Shy – Let’s Keep Talking

We live in interesting and uncertain times. As I referenced in my recent paper around having impact in hostile environments, we are far from self-actualised. Through the nineties, companies were working hard, to be  more open, engaging and collegiate, but

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Coaching or Leading in Challenging Environments

I thought I would dedicate this Blog post to coaching or leading in challenging environments, as I will be talking about this at the UK ICF Conference next week. I have decided to revisit the topic, even though I have covered it before. It seems to be becoming more relevant as  the world is becoming […]

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Mental Health

As we start the week that is “Mental Health Awareness Week“, there have already been great recent initiatives on this. Princes Harry and William with their openness and support for recent UK events like the London Marathon. Raising awareness is the first step of the journey. It is more prevalent than ever in this VUCA […]

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