Category Archives: Coaching Skills

Why you can’t beat personal experience. No matter how bad it was.

Last week I had one of those moments which make my job as a coach and trainer so completely satisfying.  There are plenty of them anyway, but this one was like a beam of light shining through a cloudy sky. … Continue reading

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Can you coach? No, seriously. Can you coach?

If you were to ask a sample of managers how important coaching is to success in their role, what do you think their answer would be? I’ve worked with thousands of them over the years on Leadership and Management skills … Continue reading

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Coaching. It’s not all about YOU!

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, guys.  When you coach someone, it’s not all about YOU! What makes me say that? I’m fresh back from running another Leadership course, where on the third day I invite folks to … Continue reading

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Coaching made simple. One good question is all you need.

Pablo Picasso has inspired this week’s post.  Thanks Pablo, it is pouring with rain outside, and to be honest I was feeling a bit flat and lost for words until I saw your great quote: “I am always doing that … Continue reading

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How Stress can kill the Creativity cells

You may have noticed that my Blogs have become somewhat infrequent recently. The truth is I have had to drag myself to the keyboard to write this one.  Normally I bang one out in about 20 minutes, and have to … Continue reading

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THE skill which defines the best Manager: Coaching

I have good news and bad news.  First the good news.  I’ve just read about an internal study carried out by Google in which they made 10,00 observations of their best Managers. Given their skills in analytics and designing algorithms, … Continue reading

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