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Coaching Blog 37: School Days

Max: ‘He jumped on me   back, I slipped my jacket off, he went down …… I went in with me boot.’ Paddy: ‘Nowt wrong with   that.’  Max: ‘Quick scissor kick   to the temple … good night my … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 36: Keep a Diary

  Carrying on from my last blog, did you know that keeping a diary lightens your mood and reduces stress ? Studies have shown that people who keep diaries: are admitted to hospital less often and spend fewer days when … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 23: Happy New Year ?

  Every year we look at the last 12 months and decide that NEXT year, things will be different. We will be thinner We will be fitter Our career direction will change for the better We will be loved We … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 21: To be Missed

When I was a housing officer working in London, before I hand-delivered letters pointing out that a tenant owed the council a whole heap of money, and suggesting they meet me to discuss it, I would take a long, hard sniff … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 20: Don’t you just love a wedding ?

My middle sister got engaged this week. I knew her boyfriend was going to propose. He’d asked for my opinion on an engagement ring and made me promise not to tell anyone. (For those of you that don’t know me … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 19: I won’t network; don’t ask me 3

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m always rude to cold callers, it’s just that I don’t understand why they insist on calling when I’m busy, hungry, tired, on my way out, or just can’t be bothered to speak … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 18: Values and Principles, who needs them ?

    Listening to some of the witnesses speaking at the Leveson Inquiry, I’ve got to say I’m a bit bewildered by the culture of News International.  Is it possible that journalists started work full of visions of bringing full … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 17: I won’t network; don’t ask me 2

Turns out, to get people to recommend you, you need to recommend them (since we’re all psychologically conditioned to return a favour – see Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini). Focussing on this conditioning, members of many closed … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 15: Friends Reunited and Audi TTs

      I hate Friends Reunited. Because of them (and my vanity) I may have only 4 weeks to lose at least a stone-and-a-half, buy an Audi TT and marry someone younger and possibly more attractive than my current … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 14: Did You Bring Lunch ?

    It’s March 6, 1971 and Muhammad Ali (one of my heroes) after 3 years out of the ring, was attempting to regain his Heavyweight Championship title from Joe Frazier. Ali had previously been stripped of the title and … Continue reading

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