Don’t be an ostrich – Dare to ask!


It's easy to be an ostrich in difficult times. So how do you balance the need for honesty, whilst giving your teams the support they need?

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Professional Fatigue – The road to recovery…


Here are more practical tips and coaching questions to help reduce fatigue and protect your personal wellbeing and productivity...

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Professional Fatigue – what to do when you can’t even reach your bootstraps…


The fact is people are exhausted – mentally and emotionally drained. So what’s happened to cause this and what to do? 

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Coaching’s fine – but I don’t have the time…


You want to develop your team. You can see there are issues and want to find solutions.  The problem is you just don't have time...

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The End of the Honeymoon Period… Now What…?


The honeymoon period is over. Workplace, tensions are rising.  It sounds messy and in many cases it is.  So, what to do?

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Top Tips to Introduce Coaching at Work


‘Coaching’s great, but I don’t have time to coach my teams’. Let’s be clear, we aren’t talking about managers and leaders being coaches in the same way...

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Team Coaching – What is it and how does it help?


Whilst one-to-one coaching is becoming increasingly popular, team coaching has been slower to catch on. Here are some Q&A's around Team Coaching...

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Let’s be honest about it… Do you have the courage to say you don’t know?


Nature abhors a vacuum and this applies to information too. Create a space and someone will fill it...

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Do you trust your team…? If not, why not?


I often ask a question of business owners and managers – ‘Why do you continue to employ someone that you don’t trust to do a good job?...

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Will the true leader please step forward? The time for courageous leadership has arrived…


We need strong, ethical leadership now more than ever and Authentic Leadership sets out the blueprint for this...

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Herding Cats – Or the Art of Building Responsibility and Accountability


It’s easy to point the finger of blame when things go wrong, but we need to be clear on our own levels of responsibility and accountability before we expect...

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Never knowingly letting facts stand in the way of a good assumption….


It’s amazing – and as a coach, I come across this all the time – people behave like they have some sort of innate psychic ability...

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Dare you discuss your work performance?


If offered a coach to help their sports performance, most people would jump at the chance. So why would engaging a coach for work performance be any different?

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6 Top Q&A’s for Managing Conflict in the Workplace


My team are constantly in conflict – what can I do about this?
There’s rarely one reason why teams are in ongoing conflict. Some...

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Just do it! Why it’s not that simple and what to do about it…


'Just get on with it!' I've a stack of jobs to do, but just can't seem to make traction. If only giving myself a stern talking to would solve the problem...

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Stop the Bus! How to Deal with Overwhelm…


I was working with someone this week who confided in me that she was feeling completely overwhelmed with work. My response? ‘Stop the bus!’

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Helping you move the rug when you’re stood on it – The power of coaching


My late and much-missed mentor used to have a brilliant phrase when I was bogged down in work issues –

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So you’re a coach? That’s like a football coach, right?


‘You’re a coach? What, like a football coach?’ This is a regular response when people find out what I do for a living – and to be honest

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