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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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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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Facing obstacles

‘Honestly, I really don’t know what to do anymore. This whole thing is like one huge obstacle course,’ announced Sally (not her real name) in a session recently. If her words didn’t tell me that she was having a tough time, … Continue reading

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Is ‘help’ a four-letter word?

In a culture of independence and self-sufficiency, it may seem that ‘help’ is a word which should never be uttered. Actually, that’s not strictly true: people may offer to help, but they may not be so comfortable asking for help. … Continue reading

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What hat are you wearing?

One of my favourite leisure activities is hiking and like most people with a hobby, I like to make sure I have the right kit. On a recent holiday in the Lake District, I realised that I always carry three hats … Continue reading

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Honesty, collaboration and intuition – keys to designing effective working relationships

If you were to engage me as your coach, one of the first things we’d do is design our alliance. That may sound a bit highfalutin or like something they’d do on Game of Thrones but it simply means that we … Continue reading

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Want to be able to fly?

In 1901, Wilbur Wright said this to the Western Society of Engineers ‘Men already know how to construct wings or aeroplanes which when driven through the air at sufficient speed will not only sustain the weight of the wings themselves … Continue reading

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