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Coaching – never start without a “well formed” outcome!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

I am currently reading a book for my Book Club titled “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. It is outside the normal specification for our reading, being over 500 pages (compared to the “normal” guideline of around 200 pages) – additionally, the type size is miniscule. Picking up this [...]

Trust your instinct

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Why don't we trust our instinct more often (or 'rapid cognition' as Malcolm Gladwell refers to it in his bestseller Blink)? In our personal and working lives we are often confronted with moments of 'knowing' - yet how often do we act on / follow through on these realisations, only to be left [...]

Appreciative Inquiry – a positive slant on the future!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Last week I attended a seminar presented by Amanda Horne at the Institute of Executive Coaching on the subject of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). AI is a really interesting field of thinking with one definition being: Appreciative Inquiry is a method for discovering, understanding and fostering [...]

“Googlise” your Management Team?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

This year I have spent a meaningful amount of time pondering how senior management teams can create the mechanisms to focus their collective capabilities on their own business (rather than their clients’). The themes have included the “science” of innovation, the supporting cultures and [...]