Blog Posts

Why the clutter?

24th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 24 Coinciding with the appearance of snowdrops, daffodils and tulips, I’ve been thinking about spring cleaning and de-cluttering. With the de-cluttering bit coming before I can clean any spaces, I’ve so far sorted 2…

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I assume, therefore I am right!

23rd February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 23 In my last blog I introduced the idea of making assumptions about situations, and shared with you my culinary disaster story. Today I’m focusing on assumptions about people. In coaching, it’s important that the…

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Making assumptions and the balloon whisk

22nd February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 22 I’ve recently taken to developing my culinary skills and bought the new Jamie Oliver “30 minute meals” cook book. So far, the recipes have proven to be very tasty and if I can…

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Want more confidence in the workplace?

21st February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 21 What builds confidence at work? self belief? positive feedback? achieving success? having clear focus and direction? How much do you enjoy what you do, and how much of that is a reflection of…

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Learning blogging from others

20th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 20 Improving blog writing skills, for me, is not only about the “just do it” philosophy. It’s about research. Since I started blogging I’ve been interested in other people’s blogs … how often they…

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28 Day Blog Challenge Review – Part 3

19th February 2011

Welcome to Day 19 of my 28 Day Blog Challenge, and my third ‘Saturday goal review’ The pattern for posting this week has generally been to write the blog on the day of posting. Although still happy with posts I’m…

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Coaching for Kids – Part 3

18th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 18 In parts 1 and 2 I discussed setting and exploring children’s targets from a coaching perspective. For Part 3 I turn my attention to monitoring those targets, and do so through a case…

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Say "no" and be respected for it

17th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 17 Sometimes it’s hard to say “no”. We may want to, and feel we have a right to, yet we still find ourselves saying “yes” or “OK” and taking on the associated pressures as…

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Quitting isn’t an option

16th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 16 Having entered the second half of my 28 Day blog challenge life seems to have thrown me a couple of curve balls, things I wasn’t expecting, causing the daily output of posts to be more…

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Change is all about selling and empathy

15th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 15 Change is a fairly constant factor in schools, whether it comes from government level, the local authority or within the school itself. In addition to change which is mandatory, school leaders face choices…

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