Tag Archives: obstacles

Want to make progress? Take a step back

Picture this. You’re out on a walk. Although it’s rained a lot lately, today is a glorious day, the birds are singing and there’s a gentle breeze.  You’ve been striding out, keeping a good pace and all is right with … Continue reading

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Take a look through someone else’s eyes: the power of perspective

Have you ever been in this situation? You look across the office to see a colleague looking angry or distressed. ‘What’s wrong?‘ you ask. ‘Look at this email I’ve had – unbelievable!‘ comes the reply. You go over to read … Continue reading

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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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