Tag Archives: accountability

When you’ve made the big changes, what’s next?

During the course of a coaching programme, many of my clients will make some pretty big changes to their work or to their lives. These big changes have dramatic results. What happens after that? Is that it – job done? … Continue reading

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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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