What does good look like?

What does good look like?

I was sat in a training intervention late last week, and we were thinking about how to be good at what we want to be good at. I reflected – we draw on social norms that we have created that seem acceptable for the space that we live and we occupy but what is it that makes these norms acceptable…

A Model of Appreciation

A Model of Appreciation

Following on from last weeks blog on Appreciative Inquiry, this week I am going to introduce a method that can be used in a coaching context and a special offer at the foot of this blog. The 5Ds of appreciation can be used to help a client push through being stuck and re-imagine a new world. You are likely to…

I’m fine… really?

I’m fine… really?

How many people have you spoken to today? How many of these people replied “I’m fine” when asked how they were? Perhaps this response could be a bit of positive psychology taken a bit too far. A friend made me chuckle last year when he explained to me what I had just said. He suggested to me that “fine” was…

Do I have the time for this?

Do I have the time for this?

Leaders and managers are busy people, under enormous pressure to perform. Yet in their paper “Beware the Busy Manager”, Harvard Business Review, February 2002, Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal ask the challenging question “Are the least effective executives the ones who look like they are doing the most?” By common consent everyone has sixty seconds in each minute, sixty minutes…