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Coaching Blog 39: What’s the definition of a Catastrophe ?

  Last Friday morning, I left my house at 6.30 in the morning and headed to work. 2 minutes later, the radio stopped working, then the lights went off and I turned around and managed to get back to my … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 33: It’s not an allergy – get yourself sorted

On hearing that Jennifer Saunders had won a BAFTA last week, for the fantastic return of Absolutely Fabulous after a 20 year gap, I immediately thought of one of my favourite scenes from the original show. Bemoaning her weight (again) … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 25: Sometimes asking ‘Why ?’ Is OK

Years ago when I was still living with my parents, the local TV news had (yet another item) about the uselessness of local authority maintenance departments.   This time, the guys from Direct Works had removed the roofs from about … 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 5: International Families Day

    May 15th was International Families Day. For some reason, the title always makes me think of Mary Poppins. I have visions of ‘families’, i.e. man, wife and 2 lovely and well-behaved children having a self-congratulatory meal together to … Continue reading

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