Tag Archives: behaviour

When teamwork isn’t working – resolving conflict

Claire* was frustrated. ‘The project itself is going great,’ she told me during a session, ‘but the atmosphere in the team is terrible. I’m all for healthy debate and I don’t expect everyone to agree all the time, but two … Continue reading

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Can difficult conversations be made any easier?

We all have to have tricky conversations from time to time. At work, they might start with ‘Have you got five minutes for a quick chat?’ (usually at 5.25pm on a Friday!); at home, ‘We need to talk’ might be … Continue reading

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Confidence crushed?

Emma* was a client of mine during 2015. Her aim was to improve her confidence, both within and outside work. It’s difficult for us to measure whether we’ve improved anything when we don’t know where we started from. We needed … Continue reading

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Recovering from a bad day – lessons from long jumping, ballroom dancing and American football

After a busy day earlier this week, I settled down with a cuppa and watched a few minutes of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a spin off from the main … Continue reading

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Handling change in an uncertain environment

Twenty sixteen feels like a volatile year, both on a global and local scale. If you hold a position of authority, it’s likely that you have to manage change, whether that’s within your team, your organization, your industry or even … Continue reading

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The value of disagreeing honestly

This post is being written on a momentous day in the history of my country: today, the UK is voting in a referendum to decide whether or not we should remain a member of the European Union. If you are an … Continue reading

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Are talent and ambition enough to succeed?

A client – let’s call him Phil – once said this to me: ‘I don’t understand it. I’m ambitious, I work hard, I get great results for the business and I give this job my all – and yet, I … Continue reading

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