Truth in Lyrics 2   ‘Almost Cut My Hair’
Truth in Lyrics 2 ‘Almost Cut My Hair’

Ever been going ahead with a plan when at the last minute you get an idea which makes you want to dump the script and go free fall? Whoa! that’s a rush. Like jumping through closing train doors. It feels like you went out of control for no apparent reason, but the...

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GOOD THINGS ABOUT WFH : No 1 WE CAN SING
GOOD THINGS ABOUT WFH : No 1 WE CAN SING

I must have been in a good mood the other day because I suddenly got the urge to join Eric Clapton in a chorus of ‘Layla.’ So imagine my disappointment when out of my mouth came nothing but a sad squawk! It had been a long time. Luckily, Eric was very understanding....

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PRESENTATIONS:  ONE BREATH AT A TIME
PRESENTATIONS: ONE BREATH AT A TIME

When we set out to give a presentation it’s not like swimming a length of the pool under water… we can come up for air again quite quickly. When you think of it, most people don’t speak continuously for very long. They might have a short burst, then pause and stop up...

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EXPECTATIONS
EXPECTATIONS

Looking back, the early part of my life was like being on a conveyor belt. At school, I discovered I had artistic tendencies which made me feel good about myself and I started to gather some ambitions to be a commercial artist (Graphic Designer?) until, one wet and...

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SELF BELIEF
SELF BELIEF

That’s my flatmate taking the air on our roof. Her name is Suki and she’s an ideal flatmate. We never argue over who will have the last Tim Tam or Chewy Stick but one quite sad thing about Suki is her low self esteem. When you talk to her, you have to remember to...

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WHY ‘SOFT’ SKILLS?
WHY ‘SOFT’ SKILLS?

When you get into the driving seat of an Aston Martin DB11, I’m told that it shapes itself snuggly around your body, filling you with a sense of confidence and well-being. I’m also told that airline passengers have the same experience in First Class. It’s a similar...

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WFH5: WILL WFH SURVIVE?
WFH5: WILL WFH SURVIVE?

Our WFH Watchers have been tracking their flow of work tasks …how many per day, and how long they take to complete. They calculated how many tasks on average they were handling pre-Covid & compared that number with the average number of tasks they are currently...

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it's how we use it 80 billion nerve cells in our brain create an estimated 6,000 thoughts per day by sparking off micro electrical circuits which connect them to our brain cells before being carried to our conscious mind. Conscious Attention is key to turning these...

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PRESENTATIONS: SAY HELLO & ASK A QUESTION
PRESENTATIONS: SAY HELLO & ASK A QUESTION

I had the privilege a while ago, to coach someone for a Presentation on a topic they were expert in. The topic also happened to be something that I was personally interested in. I admired the presenters and was looking forward to the occasion. So you can imagine my...

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WFH 4: STAY CONNECTED
WFH 4: STAY CONNECTED

The latest results from my informal ‘Who’s Working From Home’ survey show an increase from 38% of respondents working from home at the start of the year to a current 52% which is back to the levels we saw early last year at the...

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GOOD THINGS ABOUT WFH : NO.3 BETTER WORK/LIFE BALANCE?
GOOD THINGS ABOUT WFH : NO.3 BETTER WORK/LIFE BALANCE?

Is it my imagination or has there been a shift in attitude towards WFH since the early days of Covid?In an article I posted here in March last year, I referred to a snap poll taken by an office manager who found that less than 50% of her colleagues were enthusiastic...

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Why Coaching Now?
Why Coaching Now?

We are in an ‘Out-of-the-Box’ time. Covid has disrupted so many things which we took for granted that the same ‘normal’ no longer seems to apply. Reality is still happening but it isn’t recognisable. Disastrous mortality rates, mass restrictions of movement,...

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