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Coaching is a skill, and anyone can learn it

Most don’t because whilst it’s a simple skill, it’s tough to do in action. It requires a good deal of vulnerability to be curious and restraint to keep the advice monster in check. I believe we need more great people in the world flexing their coaching muscles. To do that, start with your people in…

Leaping Towards Creativity

  “Just close your eyes and step off the board”, were the instructions said to me the first time I was stood on that god damn diving board, all trussed up in a survival suit and life jacket, sweating my bits off and gazing into the watery abyss below, contemplating the fact I would be…

Risk it for a biscuit

We had a group discussion about problems and worries.   Are we too attached to worry and problem solving especially when the more we think about problems, the more problems we create? And my first reaction was to ask:  Is it really a problem, or merely a choice / decision point that makes us uncomfortable?  Getting to say…

Winning vs PB’s

It is tricky when you share good news and someone else is stuck in a funk.  I’d say curiosity usually wins out, but they might feel like they don’t have much going on and to start poking around may only serve to exacerbate the situation.  Unless you can seek to make it more future focused… what’s coming…

100th Post!!! – FAQ’s

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 2021 HERE WE GOGOGO!!!! In my line of creative work I get asked lots of questions. Some are seeking the direct answer. Most are seeking another question from me. I learned from the book – The Coaching Habit – what’s the question behind the question? So, someone might ask: How easy is…

Self-Limiting SMART Goals

During a virtual coffee call, the host asked for help with SMART goals. And it’s that time of year when we start to think about what we want to accomplish in the New Year. I had some thoughts on this subject… SMART goals were rammed down my military throat for 15 years and didn’t mean…

It’s Christmas Jim, but not as we know it.

December 2020 marked quite an astonishing milestone for British TV. On the 9th December 1960, the first episode of Coronation Street was broadcast. Originally, it was only supposed to be for 12 episodes… Now, 60 Years later, it’s still going. Airs multiple times per week and has become the biggest soap in the UK. Who…