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Dealing with demotivation (part 2)

Having talked about the demotivating impact of other people and of lack of autonomy on the blog last time, today’s dastardly duo of demotivators is inadequate goal-setting and lack of external stimulus. The demotivating impact of inadequate goal-setting ‘My appraisal … 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. There seems to be one topic … Continue reading

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Finding the silver lining – how to overcome obstacles

Recently, I was talking with a client – let’s call him Kevin – about an unexpected obstacle he’s encountered. ‘What I want to get out of this situation,’ he explained, ‘is to see it not as a roadblock but as … Continue reading

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How to get over ‘last time’

Have you ever been in a situation where you have to repeat an action which went badly the last time you did it? I hear people say things like ‘The last time I contributed to a team project, my ideas … Continue reading

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What if you can’t change the things you hate?

Coaching transforms people. People who are being coached are changed by the process and as part of that process, they often change the situations in which they find themselves. However, sometimes a client doesn’t have sufficient control over a situation … 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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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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