How do you support an internal coach?

Internal Coaching

If like many companies you are increasing the number of trained coaches inside the business, then well done you! You have probably internally justified the benefits of developing a ‘coaching culture’ and looked at the intricate coach to coachee matching process. However, with this provision of ‘internal coaches’ comes tensions. When a persona has decided […]

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Do I have the time for this?

Do I have 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 […]

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Being a leader of innovation in the 21st Century

You cannot just say - Be Creative.

Being a leader in the 21st century is a tough place with challenges materialising not just from competition, from the macro economy, but also from inside the organisation as we embrace the rich diversity of the modern workforce. Think about how online streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and other music streaming services have disrupted […]

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How to increase your ‘Serendipity Index’


I don’t believe in luck. I believe that any action that people take leads to some form of outcome based on a complex clump of interconnecting inertias. An area of coaching, called Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), works on an understanding of a process. In his book “the inner game of tennis”, Galway introduces us to […]

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Working on your credibility.


Your credibility within an organisation is made up of three things, that of TRUST – do the people around you trust what you are saying and doing? EXPERIENCE – do you demonstrate your experience? BELIEVABILITY – is what you are saying and how you are acting believable? This is then blended into how AUTHENTIC you […]

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The world now needs us to dream


We spend a lot of our time looking into problems and issues that may have arisen in our work place or at home. Some of these are really important or have significant consequences if operationally they are not dealt with efficiently. Part of a leaders’ role is not only to ensure that stuff gets done, […]

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