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Why great employees are like raspberry bushes

On our recent return from holiday, there was a lot to be done in our garden. The lawns needed mowing, some seedlings needed planting out and there were lots of ripe raspberries ready to be picked. We’ve had these raspberry … Continue reading

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What’s making you feel demotivated?

It’s August. Here in the UK, it’s the main holiday season. The rush hour roads are quieter, the beaches are busier. Tumbleweed is rolling through the aisles of some offices whilst theme parks are packed.┬áThere seems to be one topic … Continue reading

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How should we behave? John Perry Barlow had some suggestions

Watching the nightly news can be a depressing experience. We are presented with story after story which are, at their hearts, all about how badly people behave towards one another. For this reason, an obituary of John Perry Barlow caught … Continue reading

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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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