BAGS, THE NEW YORK GIANTS & FISH: a simple strategy for success

Sometimes it is the tried and tested reliable formula that guarantees goal achievement. Planning ahead and taking habitual action so that you exceed your weekly and monthly targets exemplifies this brilliantly. You may believe, like me, that your level of competence at advance preparation, is entirely task dependent, or that […]

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THE LOCKDOWN LEADER: focus on ‘in group’ development

A day of online video meetings is potentially more exhausting, than face-to-face. Communicating virtually is more difficult, as unlike the body language available when we are in the same room, there are limited non-verbal cues to decipher. We therefore find it harder to sense the other person too. Perhaps, being […]

THERE IS NO GOING BACK: focus on moving forward instead

Whilst understandably the first half of 2020 may not necessarily be rated as one of the best six months to any year, I hope that you have found lots of things in your life to be grateful for and perhaps, developed new interests and enjoyed different work opportunities. As Lockdown […]

COMPARISONS ARE FUTILE: chart your own course

I have not learnt a new language. I have not read the complete works of Shakespeare either.  Nor have I taken the Lockdown opportunity to master baking sourdough bread.*  However, as The BF proclaimed, according to social media: “you will come out of Lockdown either as a chunk, hunk or […]

BREAK FOR YOUR BRAIN: avoid Lockdown burnout

“I’m working even longer hours than before” is what many of my executive coaching clients are lamenting right now. The switch from office to home has created even less of a work boundary. As online meetings have increased to quite literally back-to-back all day, there is little time to get […]

FINDING YOUR NEW ‘NORMAL’: How can I help you?

President Trump was right to reprimand the reporter for focusing on the negative during his daily press briefing yesterday. At any time, let alone a time of crisis, concentrating on what is not working or going wrong will not boost morale or foster brain-friendly peak performance.* Choosing to direct attention […]


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