Category Archives: Career

The tussle between my ‘Tortoise’ and my ‘Hare’…………………….

Understanding the ways we can sometimes make our career and life choices. Keeping the balance right between our natural preference and what doesn’t feel quite so natural. So our decisions are more considered and yet timely. Continue reading

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Learning to dance on a shifting carpet……

‘In an uncertain world instead of seeing the rug from being pulled from under us we learn to dance on a shifting carpet’ – Thomas F. Crum This quote always makes me laugh as I imagine myself ‘skipping’ and ‘hopping’ … Continue reading

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Resilience and having a game plan ready, just in case

Found this story in last month’s UCB and it made me wonder are there some decisions we need to make well ahead of time so we can act quickly and decisively when required? The story starts with a plane ride … Continue reading

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It’s just what I do, isn’t it?

If this is the sort of self-deprecatory remark that you regularly make (perhaps with a slight shrug of your shoulders) in response to a piece of, positive feedback or a thank you, then……………. It might be time to stop and … Continue reading

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You don’t always know, what you don’t know

Today’s post is based on the competence/incompetence model, generally attributed to Abraham Maslow. I like to explore models from time to time as over the years I have found them to be a useful way of starting a coaching conversation. … Continue reading

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Standing by your colleagues………………

The following story reminds me of an incident that happened to someone I know, let’s call her Sue (not her real name) whilst in a meeting at work. ‘Jackie Robinson was the first black player in the US to play … Continue reading

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Are you part of a team or just sharing the same work space?

Teams fascinate and intrigue me, because it has been many years since I was required to work as part of a team on a daily basis and I cannot quite get a handle on what makes a truly great team. … Continue reading

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