Tag Archives: perspective

Job crafting: finding meaning in our work

An old story goes like this: Once a traveller came across three stonemasons, all chipping away at huge blocks of stone. He asks the first one what he is doing. ‘It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m cutting stone. And to … Continue reading

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Who do you think you are? A guest post by Jane Toft

As a coach, I’ve had the privilege of working with some inspiring people: Jane Toft is one such person. I coached Jane when she was Editor-in-Chief at Future. Since then, she has gone freelance as a design and editorial consultant, … Continue reading

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Change and wisdom

One of my goals for 2017 was to join a choir and so on Monday evening, I found myself in a church in a local town with a dozen people I’d never met before. After some warm up exercises, our … Continue reading

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The value of not hiding our flaws

One of my clients – let’s call him Ben – is a great manager. His team love working for him, he builds great working relationships with other departments and he has the full support and respect of his manager. We … Continue reading

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How to gain perspective

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m delighted that readership of this blog has grown lately. There are almost 300 posts on the blog now and it occurs to me that there could well be some hidden gems you’ve … Continue reading

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The treachery of assumptions

There’s a painting by Rene Magritte that you’ve probably seen before but you may not know its name:   It’s called The Treachery of Images. When we first see the painting and read the words ‘this is not a pipe’, … Continue reading

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Changing your view

Last week, we took delivery of a new bed for our guest room. This guest room was the only room in the house that we’d never really done much with so over the last few months, we’ve been re-modelling it. We … Continue reading

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