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Posts in Setting goals

Goals and the Canadian Astronaut

9th Feb, 2015

Goals and The Canadian Astronaut – Beginning with the end in mind I was recently driving to a meeting with a client whilst listening to BBC Radio 5 Live. Chris Hadfield, the Canadian Astronaut, was being interviewed live on radio and his interviewers were pupils at a school in Manchester. One of the pupils started […]

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Ten Questions to Ask Before Setting Goals

9th Jan, 2015
Setting Goals

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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Time and Personal Management: Eat that Frog!

2nd Feb, 2014

  “Three o’clock is always too late and too early for anything you want to do”   – Jean-Paul Satre    Why do we procrastinate? Procrastination flourishes when we believe there is some spare time in the future (however imaginary) and something more pleasurable to do now (however unimportant!) I don’t know if the Internet […]

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Put your goals in the positive

10th Jan, 2014

For many years we have been telling clients to make sure any goal is expressed in the positive. It seems that the brain doesn’t process negatives well. If I tell you for example to “not think of blue fish” your mind is probably now awash with images of blue fish! Away from or avoidance goals […]

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Team GB, Olympic and Paralympic success and lessons for the workplace

19th Aug, 2012

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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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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Making Your Own Luck

19th Jan, 2012

Lucky I read this… I was recently recommended a book on luck – ‘The Luck Factor’ by Robert Wiseman. I must admit I was sceptical as I’ve always believed that you made your own luck and that waiting for luck to happen was no strategy for success. It turns out that Robert Wiseman who is […]

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Achieving Change by Creating Well Formed Outcomes

17th Jan, 2012

How do we best set goals/well-formed outcomes to enable change to happen in our personal and business lives? Research has shown that well-formed outcomes are best created by asking a series of questions that clarify the goal. The basic questions are “What do you want?” and “How will you know when you have got it?”. […]

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What can Managers and Coaches Learn from the King’s Speech?

13th Jan, 2011

The following is an excerpt from the new film The King’s Speech: “Listen to me. Listen to me. Why should I waste my time listening to you? Because I have a voice! Yes, you do.” It is a poignant moment. A moment when Bertie, King George VI, claims his real, authentic voice and so, perhaps […]

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Making a Difference – The Star Thrower Story

17th Dec, 2009

The Star Thrower Story – Making a Difference

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