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How to squish creativity like a BUG!

In the rush to get the job done quickly and effectively, it’s all too easy to trample on the ideas and efforts of others.  Most senior managers will acknowledge the importance of having the support, loyalty and ideas of their “subordinates”,  I prefer to use the phrase, team members.  A company of any size cannot sustain … Continue reading »

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How do you know coaching works?

It’s always interesting to gain other people’s opinions on what they see as “coaching”.  Some people confuse coaching with mentoring or training.  The world of work is complex and constantly changing.  Fast paced and high pressured, it places increasingly tough demands on employees through organisations. Consequently leaders and managers at all levels need a broad … Continue reading »

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Price Waterhouse Cooper Global Coaching Survey

At last we see the launch of a formal global coaching survey commissioned by the International Coach Federation by Price Waterhouse Cooper. The purpose is to bring together the global landscape of coaching and provide a clear focus of where coaching is heading. Interestingly I have completed the survey and have to say, I’m impressed … Continue reading »

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Big Talk, Little Talk – which do you prefer?

  Communication is vital to effective leadership, but so is the ability to listen. Martin Johnson, former captain (and now coach) of the England rugby team, describes two types of communication as “big talk” and “little talk” .Little talk as he puts it makes the big talk happen. This means giving direction and encouragement, but … Continue reading »

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Bosses Behaving Badly!

Abusive, overbearing, bullying – working for a nasty boss can seriously affect your self-confidence and job satisfaction.  So how do you deal with a dreadful boss? Working for a toxic boss can hamper your career and damage your health.  Psychologist Robert Hogan, author or Personaily and the Fate of Organisations, says many staff surveys have … Continue reading »

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