When I tell people I have written a book, much of the conversation turns to how they want to write and get published. As a coach this is always an interesting twist to the story, ‘everyone has a book in them’ I often quip. If you want to get your work published you can either work hard on developing the manuscript, or you can start at the other end – the publisher. I apply a more intuitive approach to my
Over the past few weeks I have been busy finishing off writing my first online course – and I am proud to say that The Art of Leadership & Coaching is now on the open market! I hope my last 3 postings have been of interest to you as I have brought together everything I have learnt over the last 25 years into one place. No mean feat I can tell you.
The guys at Udemy (Learn from the Worlds Experts)
I didn’t set out to write a series of 3 postings but that is how it turned out. Previously we explored the need for creating readiness in our followers and a recognition of our own personal identity. Perhaps this is what we need to put in. But what do we get out?
Well first off you create energy, flow and vitality. Relaxed times as a team, progress on a new project, improved relationships, gathering information and sense of purpose. Having harnesses
One of the biggest challenges I face when working with leaders and coaches is locating their identity – who are they being? Where are they coming from and what is their purpose? It is only when an individual can align their identity to their environment that they can achieve high performance, flow, authenticity and impact.
Call it the passport of life if you will, destinations you have visited and maps (not models) that you have adopted. Not just chasing the stamps
Too many leaders and coaches are focussing their development in the wrong area, as much as 50% of the time. You might be familiar with the following story but this really sums up our obsession with the wrong person…
A policeman sees a drunk man searching for something under a streetlight and asks what the drunk has lost. He says he lost his keys, and they both look under the streetlight together. After a few minutes the policeman asks if he
With the dust settling on one of the best World Cups for years we are left admiring the German football team as they lifted the trophy. Prior to the tournament I tipped four teams – OK, Spain and Italy failed to get out of their groups and Brazil suffered the shock 7-1 defeat to the now champions. 1 out of 4 isn’t bad?! But where do the secrets of high performance lie?
The German team have an identity. Somewhat shaken up
Here are my reflections on the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s (EMCC) research conference. I was delighted to attend Anthony McCann’s presentation where I was struck by his take on to coaching principles – presence and gentleness. I have also recorded a Skype interview with Anthony so if you want even more depth and please take a look at that session.
Anthony introduces two great made up words to add greater precision to what we understand presence to be. ‘Hereness’ and
Are you a small business owner, or do you know someone who is? This a great new scheme where you can get up to £2K worth of funding. Yes there is lots of funding out there, but it normally requires a lot of fusing!? Accounts, org charts, business plans and a blood sample (!?) required. Which is why I have never applied in the past. But I got the funding after a 5 minute online application and a 30 minute