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Resilience in organisations

Resilience is topical. You’re probably hearing talk about building resilient organisations and having resilient staff. But what does it mean and how can you achieve it?   Resilience: the definition Resilience is how well people can bounce back. How quickly can they...

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Where are all the Coaching Supervisors?

Many of my coach associates do not have a coaching supervisor. The big question is; does this actually matter? Well, yes. It does. Let’s begin with some stats. A quick internet search reveals that at this moment in the UK there are around 100,000 “life” coaches...

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Influence what you can, not what you can’t

In my last blog I talked about how Action Learning is my number one tool when dealing with change. In this blog let’s explore further how key rules in Action Learning can help teams focus on the right actions and not the wrong ones. Number One Rule: always focus on...

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Action Learning – My number one tool for change

In my experience, most leaders, embrace change…...their teams however, do not. To help leaders motivate and engage their followers in transition, I use two key tools: Coaching and Action Learning. Let’s look at Action Learning in more depth.  Action Learning – a brief...

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What do Enabling Leaders look like?

Enabling leaders are key to solving most team problems and helping organisations succeed. As my recent blogs and Silo Knowledge Pack have explored ( email me for a copy of it), problems in teams can emerge for many reasons. Leaders solve problems in different ways but...

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Silos 3. Four reasons why people like a silo

Why are silos still so difficult to break out of? It's strange that despite knowing the costs of working within a silo, our tendency is to stay there. So. What makes silos comfortable places to stay?   1. They are familiar You may have worked in the same department,...

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Silos 2: Created not Born

Silos are created. There is often a “reason” for a silo being created and many of them are unintentional. Once that reason has taken hold and a silo emerges, it is then fattened up with a diet of suspicions, grudges and mistrust. So, what are some of the reasons silos...

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Can’t listen? Forget being a leader then

A good leader is able to listen. This is particularly challenging for them because they are expected to be directional, charismatic, courageous, leading everyone forward, making the difficult decisions, and determined. In short, they are expected to have a vision and...

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