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Self-Accountability not Self-Criticism

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Four simple questions to develop more self-accountability and avoid falling into the trap of self-criticism

Asking in the Right Way

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Creative step-by-step ways for Leaders to successfully ask people to do stuff without hitting a problem.

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way!

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Your only 3 choices for when something important needs doing

Slower, Lower, Weaker

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8 ways to deal with managers who aren’t top performers - and what that says about your organisation

The Intersecting Tracks

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To make progress, great coaching runs on two intersecting tracks: Understanding - expanding what's possible; and Doing - creating practical results

How's Your Crisis?

Ever wondered if you'd be a good person to have around in a crisis? By now you should know!

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What we *DO* will be consistent with our beliefs about *who we are*

The best predictor of people's words, actions and behaviours is their internal view of who they are

The "What if ... " Game

Plan for unknown, risky or even magnificent situations using "What if ... ". A tool for venturing into the unknown with eyes open

You'll Be Fine

I so want people to understand, right down in their bones, that they will get through tough, difficult and challenging situations

Thinking is more painful than electric shocks!

Why people often don't get clear about their desired outcome or choose the best approach to take, before they act

Moral Support and Working Remotely

The Top 4 Reasons why Leaders aren't doing enough Remote Stroking and Moral Support 

Six Things that Great Time-Management is about NOT doing

"#1 Will Surprise You!" (It won’t – that’s just my silly way of highlighting that #1 is about NOT getting distracted.)

Zooming, Storming, Norming and Performing - Teams and Video Conferencing

How Video-conferencing is impacting the way that teams perform and making us miss crucial problems

Beauty and Redemption

James Bond and William Morris on why beauty is important in our work and our workplaces

You Cannot Pour From an Empty Cup

As we go into the Covid19 bounce-back phase, how Bruce Lee can help us to top-up our Resilience, Willpower and Empathy

Invictus

The poem Invictus: part of a series of short videos where I share things which have inspired me.

Rules of Behaviour and Social Distancing

Why some people won't social distance, why some people won't tell them to, and why others are outraged

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

Useful motivation or unhelpful bullshit - how do you know?