Tag Archives: teamwork

A new matrix for a new time

This week is the first full working week under the new restrictions on movement within the UK and understandably, the majority of my conversations with coaching clients have been about how to handle the ‘new normal‘. I have clients who … Continue reading

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No one is an island – the value of a network

Recently, I was talking to a client – let’s call her Liz – who is a solo entrepreneur on the brink of a new venture. ‘I am at the same time excited and terrified. I’ve been here before. I’ve done … Continue reading

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Want a five star team*? Start here

‘My team is great,’ said Pete, a new manager, ‘but I don’t feel we’re delivering everything we’re capable of. I can’t put my finger on it – it kind of feels like we’re almost there but not quite. I’m not … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: find out what it means to me

Recently, I had a conversation with a client about respect: what it means, how it works, whether it’s necessary and since then, I’ve been pondering respect (and having that Aretha Franklin song stuck in my mind too!). ‘Respect’ can have … Continue reading

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How well are you managing expectations?

Recently, a client of mine – let’s call her Sarah – was telling me about some issues she was having with her team. I asked her if she could distil the issues down into one sentence. After a longish pause, … Continue reading

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How Radical Candor could improve your relationships

Whether you’re a manager or a parent, a leader or a partner, the quality of your interactions with others can probably be improved. A client – let’s call her Hannah – and I were recently discussing her management style. ‘I … Continue reading

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Can collaboration create more success than competition?

We’re told it’s a ‘dog eat dog’ world but does it have to be? A client of mine – let’s call him Matt – is a solo entrepreneur in competitive marketplace. He was feeling frustrated that someone in the same … Continue reading

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Should you be flying in formation?

Over the summer, I was talking to a client who was feeling exhausted. Robert (not his real name) excels at his job and is a team leader. He has been working on a long-term project which still has another nine … Continue reading

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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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