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A Senior Leadership Team or a Senior Management Team?

14th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 14 I have recently been working with staff in schools who have used both terms Senior Management Team (SMT) & Senior Leadership Team (SLT) interchangeably to describe their senior team of staff. So which…

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Make time for the golf balls

13th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 13 This weekend I’ve made a conscious effort to spend quality time with family/friends and give myself a break from the usual routine. I believe it’s important to get the balance right between routine,…

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28 Day Blog Challenge Review – Part 2

12th February 2011

Welcome to Day 12 of my 28 Day Blog Challenge, and my second ‘Saturday goal review’   Interesting things have happened during the second week … My pattern for preparing posts this week has become to write them the previous…

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It’s a habit – I can’t help it!

11th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 11 Do you have habits that you don’t like? Do you repeatedly do the same things and ask yourself why? Yesterday I set unrealistic expectations of myself and didn’t manage to achieve everything. In…

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The value of silence

10th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 10 Today I’m continuing the coaching theme for International Coaching Week, and looking at the value of silences. What’s going on when people don’t immediately respond to a question?   Whilst recently training a…

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Asking great questions!

9th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 9 Continuing the coaching theme for International Coaching Week, today’s blog discusses the benefits of questioning. What makes a really great question? Short answer: That would depend on the person being asked and the…

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It's all about a positive mindset

8th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 8 “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” (Winston Churchill) How do you stay positive when faced with negative situations? They may be … an…

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The importance of building rapport

7th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 7 It’s very important for coaches to build rapport with their clients, and quickly. In everyday life we know how it can be easier to ‘get on with’ some people more easily than others,…

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International Coaching Week

6th February 2011

International Coaching Week started today in the UK. It is promoted by the International Coach Federation and members like myself can choose to celebrate this in a variety of ways: delivering talks/seminars, offering taster sessions, doing demonstration coaching sessions, writing…

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Help! I'm being coached!

6th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 6 When people make the decision to opt for coaching to support their personal or professional development, what might pass through their mind is “What do I need to do to prepare for my…

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