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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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From August 2010: The long and winding road

I’m taking a screen break for a couple of weeks so am bringing you a couple of August archive posts – this week, it’s the turn of The long and winding road … When I started training as a coach, … Continue reading

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One month in – sticking to resolutions

We are four weeks into January: Christmas seems a long time ago, the time for wishing each other ‘Happy New Year’ has passed and most of the time we’re writing ‘2016’ instead of ‘2015’. From a couple of conversations I’ve … Continue reading

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Whose fault is it anyway?

‘I’m fed up with this blame culture:’ said a client to me recently, ‘there has to be a better way of handling problems.’ This reminded me of the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘From the cockpit to the operating theatre’ which … Continue reading

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What does practice mean to you?

There are several common phrases about ‘practice’. We suggest that people ‘practise what they preach’, or sometimes say that ‘practice makes perfect’. When I was young, I was confused that doctors practised medicine – I’d rather that they’d finished practising … Continue reading

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Is this the sign you’re looking for?

We can probably all think of occasions when we’ve looked for the easy way out. Imagine this situation: You’re in a meeting and a colleague is telling everyone about her great idea for the new product. There’s a niggling feeling … Continue reading

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Are you missing out?

A client of mine – let’s call him Mark – embarked on a digital fast recently. He had booked a long weekend away with his wife and children and decided he’d leave his smartphone and tablet behind. ‘How did it … Continue reading

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