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Latest research suggests that goal setting needs to be thought through and handled with care if it is not to become a problem. Below is a summary of the findings. I am sure you will be able to think of instances where goal setting has been counter productive in your own experience and/or when looking […]

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 Eastern Regional Conference – Stowmarket Challenging ourselves to be even better coaches One day Conference jointly hosted by the Eastern Region  EMCC Networks Join us for a day of exploration, reflection, challenge and networking. A range of engaging and informative speakers will lead us through a series of keynote speeches and workshops, providing participants with a […]

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Do we know how to listen?

25th Jul, 2013
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Do we know how to listen?   A Story – The Sound of the Forest Back in China in the third century A.D., the King Ts’ao sent his son, Prince T’ai, to the temple to study under the great master Pan Ku. Because Prince T’ai was to succeed his father as king, Pan Ku was […]

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So what is Leadership Development Coaching? Much of the coaching we provide is to managers and leaders in mid to large size organisations. They have often risen through the ranks and have typically 10+ years experience. However by the time they are in a senior position they have often only had a few days piecemeal […]

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Lessons that we can learn from the Olympics: You knew we would have to write up our thoughts on the Olympics didn’t you?  It was great wasn’t it?  Team GB surpassed all expectations.  So how can this success be translated to the world of work? Here are our thoughts, together with some questions to reflect […]

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You no doubt anticipated ablog post on Bradley Wiggins’ success in being the first Briton to win the Tour de France!  Almost as soon as Wiggins’ win was secure someone said to me, “I bet that will be your next blog!”  I must admit initially I wasn’t sold on the idea as it seemed, to […]

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The ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring in Management from Iridium provides managers and professionals with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform as effective  coaches and mentors as part of their day to day role. It is run by Gill Graves a very experienced coach, mentor, supervisor and facilitator.  Gill is one […]

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Results Versus Excuses

17th Feb, 2012

Results Versus Excuses Have you set goals? If you have, what will stop you achieving those goals? If these have been properly set up (and that was dealt with in a previous tip) then I’m going to be controversial and suggest that the key thing stopping you is yourself! I’m sure we’re all familiar with the […]

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Do you accept actuality? What is your capability? Think what it will be like to reach your potentiality. Stafford Beer in his book ‘Brain of the Firm’ outlines his definitions of the three terms: Actuality: “What we are managing to do now, with existing resources, under existing constraints.” Capability: “This is what we could be […]

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How to “Unstick” a Mind, Even Your Own. By Tom Hoobyar Article Word Count 568, average reading time 2.3 minutes Ever hear a friend, associate or employee say, “I can’t do it,” or “It can’t be done”? Actually, there are many variations on that statement, all meaning, “No way”. Ever been tempted to argue? Or […]

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