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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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The Motivation Equation and Self-Belief (part 1 of a series)

How to define the outcome and establish your evidence to get more Self-Belief and better Motivation at work

Connection Overload

Is conflict at work happening because people are overwhelmed by all the relationships they need to manage?

Mission, Vision and Strategy Explained on One Page

Everybody is getting Mission, Vision and Strategy mixed-up and wrong - so here's a handy one-page guide.

Keeping your mind fresh and flexible

Why it's important to seek out novelty and unpredictability daily - like travelling home from work on a different route

Recovery Position

What kind of first aid is good for when we hit a minor mental or emotional wobble at work?

Snoozing on the Job

Should leaders pay more attention to the quality and quantity of their sleep?

"Thanks, your work was almost adequate"

What *should* leaders say and do when someone's work is disappointing?

Smarter, Stronger, Completer

You are Smarter than you think, Stronger than you feel, and more Complete than you imagine

Efficient + Effective = Elegant

Why a stripped-back approach and a deep understanding of function is the most graceful way to empower people

Health and Work

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Well-being has a huge impact on success at work. Can you be physically and emotionally healthy and hold down a demanding job?

What Not To Do

Perfectionising, Distractifying, Trivianeering and 4 more things that should be on your Not-to-do list

Don't tell me what I can't do!

My favourite response whenever someone starts imposing their own limits on me. Click through to download your copy.