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Lockdown: Stockholm syndrome?

I live in Malaysia and we have been in lockdown since March 18th. In the days leading up to lockdown, when it was rumoured that we...

Building your awareness muscle

I was reading an article in HBR this week entitled “What makes a good leader”. It was written in 2004 but still stands good....

Why coaching is not managing

For many years (just about 20 in fact), I worked for Shell. As a manager in Shell it was my job to lead teams and develop individuals not...

Setting fire to yourself – regularly!

It’s a busy week this week – Canada Day and US Independence Day (do they really still call it that?) and it’s the second half of the year...

Listening to hear

Following on from my previous blog about creating a thinking organisation, I want to spend a bit of time on the first tool I mentioned...

Make them think it’s their idea!

We’ve all heard this expression in change management: in order to get people on board and supportive of a new initiative, make them think...

Have a holiday every day

You know that feeling when you come back from holidays and you have fresh eyes – you can see new opportunities and somehow some of the...

How to give life-changing feedback

Telling someone that their work is below the expected standard; telling someone that their attitude stinks; telling someone that they...

Coaching FAQs

You might be here to find out more about coaching by reading some frequently asked questions. Well I'm sorry to disappoint - I want to...