Tag Archives: teamwork

Do you want your group to make better decisions? Try a stepladder!

Here is a scenario which has come up in discussions with several of my coaching clients over the years: do you recognise it? You are in a meeting where it seems that the same people contribute all the time. You … Continue reading

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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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