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4 warning signs that you’re too busy

I’m too busy at the moment… there I said it; guilty as charged. I’ve not posted on my blog for almost THREE months! So what’s going on with me when I neglect to do the things that are supposedly my

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The one habit that as much as I try I cannot break

Some habits are so much part of us that we find it almost impossible to give them up, break or change them. There is one habit that is blocking me being the most useful person I can be. And the

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3 things I do that stop me getting “old”

I thought I’d share some tips for fighting off the inevitability of old age. Of course I’m posting this not as a narcissist but as a coach helping you to be an effective human right up until the point you

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3 statements that cause most of life’s dramas

I went to a BBQ on the weekend and caught up with an old friend who I hadn’t seen in 15 years. The last time we met was in our 30s. He had married since and taken a corporate role.

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3 questions you probably never ask yourself (but should)

1.    How valid are my life assumptions? If I do “A” then “B” will happen. This is the model we use to set up our life activities. An example would be… … if I work for three years in this

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7 habits of highly ineffective people

Apologies for the somewhat negative headline but often saying what NOT to do is useful/helpful. In this post I’ll take you through what I see in my coaching work as the biggest blockers to effectiveness, they are simple but common.

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My 5 worst career mistakes (& how you can avoid making them)

Below are the five lessons I learnt, under each lesson is the story of the mistake I made in order to learn each lesson. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes 1. Being right when it didn’t matter (inability to

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Why I cried at work last week..?

Recently I was sitting with a coaching client listening to how his work literally was saving lives when I suddenly appreciated that in helping this person I was (indirectly) saving people from death and that if we could improve this

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What airplane safety demonstrations tell us about conducting performance reviews

In airplane safety demonstrations they ask you to put on your own oxygen mask prior to considering others. It is the same with performance management. Help yourself first, get aware of your perception biases; only then should you attempt to help others

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Flip Your Iceberg—3 quick fixes to boost workplace performance

Managing performance (you and your staff’s) takes more than sticks and carrots; you need to go below the waterline Flipping icebergs Apparently icebergs do flip over when the weight of the ice above the waterline is bigger than that of the

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