Tag: Thinking Time


The Issue is Never the Issue.

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Dec 2015

The Issue is Never the Issue.

Some 18 years ago my supervising Coach said ‘Paul, the issue the client comes to you with is never the issue’. As it turns out, she was right and that tip has served me well time and time again, whether facing an individual human being, a Leadership or Project Team...

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The Awkward Silence Myth that Kills Opportunity

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Jul 2015

The Awkward Silence Myth that Kills Opportunity

The very fact that we call a pause in conversation an ‘awkward silence’ points to a root belief that inhibits our ability to really listen, create rich conversations and hear well. Awkward, therefore bad, therefore needs correcting, therefore fill that space as quick as we can. Nature abhors a vacuum...

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The Job

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Mar 2015

The Job

The light-bulb conversation went like this. ME: “How can I help?” MD: “Sigh. I don’t know Paul. What I do know though is this.  I seem to spend most of my time picking people up, (good people) when they are down, reminding them of the big picture, refocussing them when...

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02

Jan 2012

Creating a Life of Opportunity – By Dan Rockwell

The following was such a powerful message to start the new Year I copied it ‘as is’ direct from Dans’ blog. He deeply resonated with me at this time. Check out Dan’s blog at http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/ Creating a Life of Opportunity Life without opportunities is dull and unfulfilling. Lost opportunities discourage;...

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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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30

Jun 2011

Digital Media – Top Ten ‘Rules’.

I never thought as a Coach 15 years ago, that I’d now be be dishing out advice about managing email. Hey ho, I never saw that big issue coming and the impact it has had on the productivity and wellbeing of Managers and Leaders. So here goes a few precious...

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Jun 2011

Is Procrastination Really the Enemy?

Procrastination is mostly frowned on by the ‘hyped up think later’ mindset as the enemy of the people. OK, so spontaneity is a powerful thing, even planned spontaneity serves a purpose. Sometimes though we procrastinate just because instinctively we know something is not right and our gut feel is stopping...

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