Tag: Self Development


EGO and Pride Squash Productivity

19

Jan 2018

EGO and Pride Squash Productivity

When we can’t tell the client we don’t quite get what they want, so we plough on half cocked – they might think we are dumb? When we can’t ask the team for help as they’ll think we are a weak link. When we can’t mention someones great work, in...

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Empathy is More Than A Two Day Seminar.

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May 2017

Empathy is More Than A Two Day Seminar.

The Empathy Course literature promises so much; nail these two definitions and you’ll qualify for the empathy badge: Empathy is simply recognising emotions in others, and being able to “put yourself in another person’s shoes” – understanding the other person’s perspective and reality. To be empathetic, you have to think...

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How open minded are you and why it matters.

09

Jun 2015

How open minded are you and why it matters.

Are you open to new ways to do things, of thinking about things, to jettison old beliefs and judgements, to usher in views that are precious to those that have served you well for years? Of course – so stop reading here. But really – how can you be so...

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Complete the Old and Bring in the New (Year)

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Dec 2014

Complete the Old and Bring in the New (Year)

Stop – Change – Start is a powerful way of being for the individual and team thirsting for continual improvement. I thought you might be amenable to this rather enjoyable and satisfying ‘end of year ritual’ to check out the old year and bring in the new; from both a...

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06

Nov 2013

The Weaknesses Smokescreen.

And so it begins. My six year old daughter’s life long career battle with those who will want to label and focus on ‘her weaknesses’ (and her own internal self doubt and confusion). Sophia ‘is easily distracted‘. Sophia ‘has difficulty staying focussed’.  Sophia has ‘a wondering attention‘. I too used...

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27

Sep 2013

Neutralise Weakness

Tiger Woods is ranked 15 in sand saves on the PGA stats. He is number one in all round ranking.  Tiger wins his games on his extraordinary, hard wired, strength of his long game which, he practices, practices, and practices on. He gives little attention to sand saves other than...

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27

Mar 2013

Battling With Demons.

A case to be made for the value of our demons? The nagging voice of our inner doubts can either provoke propulsion or inertia – depends on your self management choices. “Bloody hell, one day they are going to find out I’m just a standard bloke from Tyneside who has...

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27

Sep 2012

Chasing Security…

You need to be pretty fit to chase security. Most of what is considered secure is transient and a moving target: A secure job (one where you won’t get sacked, moved, overlooked or transferred) Secure relationships (those where you know exactly where the other person is heading, thinking or that...

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05

Jul 2012

What will you STOP doing? (To Make Progress)

To transition from capable manager to accomplished leader, most people don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop. (Peter Drucker)                                                ...

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19

Dec 2011

Wrapping Up 2011

Bring your year end to a definite conclusion and start 2012 with a clear direction. (Why wouldn’t you?) Myself and Mrs. Fox sit down every year about this time with a glass of sherry and a mince pie and run through the following ‘completion exercise’. In doing so we have...

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