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The Importance of a Thinking Environment

Today’s brain-based economy puts a premium on cerebral skills, in which cognition is the ignition of productivity and innovation. High performance cultures often equate to high pressure environments and leadership teams across all industries are thus forced to manage the consequences of too much pressure, burn-out, anxiety etc. A study by the London School of Economics

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The Value of Workplace Coaching at times of Uncertainty

Through my coaching work with MA, I spent the best part of February interacting with business leaders whose diaries were, as ever, jam packed with meetings to discuss various items. Change management initiatives tended to be a popular item on the agenda and discussions around planning for the future and how best to roll out

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The Value of a Strong Coaching Culture in the Workplace

I kick started the year, through my work with MA, coaching individuals from various organisations across the UK and some abroad. The companies they work for all trade in very different sectors and range from large corporates to smaller organisations. They have very different business goals and their cultures vary greatly. Despite these differences, they

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The power of collaboration…

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” I love this African Proverb because it sums up in one really simple sentence why so many of us fail to take advantage of the power of collaboration – and yet simply shows us why we should. Collaboration can

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Santa’s Leadership Healthcheck

Since it is the season where all things festive take over I thought I would have a little bit of fun and conduct one of our leadership health checks on the big man and his global operation! Let’s see what we can pick up from Mr S Claus and his legendary operation! This guy was

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Leave nothing behind…

Its been an interesting week for me this week reflecting on performance. The question I am left asking myself is when is good, good enough? Should we be willing to settle for 7/8 when we could achieve 10? Instinctively I know that most of you reading this will say NO – if you can achieve

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I am here now…

Recently I found myself sat in the corner office of the Chairman of a large multi-national organisation. It was one of those moments in life where you stop and pause and you think to yourself “How did this happen?” I was about to meet a guy who led a massive organisation who had invited me

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Not IF but HOW…

Twice in just over a week I have been in the company of people who have re-enforced such a powerful lesson that I want to share with you. The first occasion was with two friends who have served as members of the British Special Forces and they shared a few stories of operations they have

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Going into Battle…

Hello! This weekend one of my favourite sporting events takes place – the Ryder Cup. The every two year battle between the best golfers from Europe and the USA to claim possession of the most important trophy in golf. What I find fascinating about the Ryder Cup is how, for pretty much the only occasion

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