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Does character matter?

As we began a session, my client – let’s call him Dan – produced a quote he’d seen: ‘Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely … Continue reading

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It’s a ‘mixed bag’ kind of week

‘How has your week been so far?’ I asked my client – let’s call him Matt – as we sat down for his session. ‘It’s been a bit of a mixed bag really: some good stuff, quite a bit of … Continue reading

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Looking for some tranquillity?

In these turbulent times, several of my clients and friends talk about looking for a little tranquillity in their lives. I have been reading about the Stoics lately and was struck by this quotation from Seneca: ‘Tranquillity can’t be grasped … Continue reading

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Why isn’t your delegating working?

Frustration was written all over Mike’s (name has been changed) face as he arrived at our session. ‘How are you?’ I asked, tentatively. ‘Annoyed with myself,’ he answered, ‘although I don’t know why I didn’t expect this to happen.’ He … Continue reading

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Everyone needs a little encouragement

As I write this, the 2017 London Marathon is just a few days away. Everyone I know who has run a marathon in the past has talked about the vital support offered to them by their friends and family, not … Continue reading

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Ever felt the need to prove yourself?

Ella (not her real name) and I were talking about her career. She is a driven, ambitious woman with a fierce determination to succeed. However, she reported, she’d been feeling under more pressure recently. ‘I went to a university reunion’ … Continue reading

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Job crafting: finding meaning in our work

An old story goes like this: Once a traveller came across three stonemasons, all chipping away at huge blocks of stone. He asks the first one what he is doing. ‘It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m cutting stone. And to … Continue reading

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