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Four hundred posts and one more question

When I sat down to write my very first post on this blog, I had no idea that I’d still be writing posts eight years later. Since then, I’ve written thousands of words about the lessons I and my clients … Continue reading

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Unsatisfying conversations? One phrase can help

My client – let’s call him Pete – was telling me about his greatest current frustration. ‘I do a lot of my work on the phone. Too often, I get embroiled in small talk, the conversations seem to ramble on … Continue reading

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Do you want a different result? Ask a different question

Last week, I met a client at The Castle Inn in Bradford on Avon. As I waiting at the bar, I noticed a stack of blank job applications and I picked one up. Am I thinking of a new career? … Continue reading

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Four questions to solve a problem

Whether you’re a manager, a parent, a spouse, a friend or a colleague, at some point someone has come up to you and asked you to help them sort out a problem. Imagine a colleague says to you ‘I really … Continue reading

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Five essential questions we should be asking

Following my previous post about curiosity, I came across Dean James Ryan’s Harvard address entitled ‘Five essential questions in life’. Rather than summarise them for you, I’ve inserted an extract here for you to hear them in his own words. … Continue reading

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