Blog Posts

Are you listening to me?

15th February 2014

For coaches, listening is one of the most important skills they need to have. If they’re not listening, they can’t ask the right questions at the right time. If they can’t ask the right questions, they won’t be able to…


Creating a Circle of Excellence

31st January 2014

Do you have a Circle of Excellence in your Resources Toolbox? This is a resource that you create and use to maximise your performance for a given situation. You decide the situation, and you choose which resource(s) would be most…


How to calm your nerves

26th January 2014

Working towards goals and targets should involve stepping out of your comfort zone, otherwise there’s no point going for them. When you step out of your comfort zone, your level of anxiety/nervousness rises, and that’s OK, because you should be…


Do You Need A Carrot Or A Stick?

15th January 2014

When you set goals/targets for the term ahead, do you stick with them or soon start to waver? The start of a new term often throws up things we hadn’t catered for, which can impact on the plans we’d already made for…


Your values and how they impact on your work

21st August 2013

When was the last time you considered what’s important to you / what you value? Values are what drive your decisions and your behaviour. Values affect how you choose your friends, what hobbies/interests you pursue, and may also affect which jobs/car you…


When generalisations are unhelpful

30th July 2013

Have you ever been on the receiving end of a comment, such as ‘Women can’t read maps’? Or ‘Men don’t listen’ … And when was the last time you were the perpetrator of such a comment; e.g. …‘You never offer…


The Pros and Cons of Being a People Pleaser!

11th April 2013

Do you find yourself struggling to manage your time because you’re too busy running around after others? Do you find it hard to say ‘no’ to requests for help/support and end up working late to catch up on your work?…


Are you a team of leaders?

25th February 2013

You may not be a team leader in the official sense, but you may have taken the lead on something that your team has done. These days teams work at speed, with several things happening at once. Quite often this…


Types of Team Support

22nd February 2013

How do your team colleagues support you? Support can come in all forms, and sometimes when you don’t expect it. A great team is mindful of its members, and can sense when they are ‘off par’ and either need time…


What’s the Team Vision?

19th February 2013

It’s quite commonplace for a school or organisation to have a vision, and previous blog posts have discussed why this is useful and how you might go about creating and implementing one. But what about the teams within the school? The…