Make Time for You

Posted on August 24th, 2010 by

Here’s a quick exercise to help you think about how effectively you use your time. It’s not about being busy all the time, filling every moment, but more about making time for you, and your development. Take yourself to a quiet place with a notebook and pen. Just sit for few moments and reflect on what it is you feel you never have time to do. These are usually things that will bring you pleasure, but sometimes they are things

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Amaze Yourself!

Posted on August 23rd, 2010 by

Will you do something amazing this week? So here we are in the dog days of summer, and in the UK at least a bank holiday week end is in the offing. Lost of people are on holiday, you get loads of ‘out of office’ replies, and no one seems to be around to do any meaningful work. For those of us at work it can be a really dead time, or it can be a time you really make

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Why Do Female Doctors Earn Less?

Posted on August 22nd, 2010 by

Lying in bed reading the newspapers is my indulgent Sunday morning activity although often the stories make me splutter into my tea. One such was this report on female doctors hitting a glass ceiling in the UK –this link will take you to the story. Why? Splutter over, I mused on what makes it so, particularly the comment that ‘women do not put themselves forward’. There are lots of obvious reasons like child care etc but actually, although most people

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What Do You Best?

Posted on August 18th, 2010 by

In terms of work, what is it that you do best? What makes you feel good about yourself? When do you feel most confident and competent? Research It’s important to know. Research on what makes a great workplace* placed having a daily opportunity to do what you do best high in a list of positive factors. In fact, it was number three in 12. Money is a motivator, of course, but for most of us money alone is not enough

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Do You Say ‘Thank You’ Enough?

Posted on August 17th, 2010 by

I have recently returned from the US where I flew with United Airlines. On our return flight there was a problem with our ticket. It was entirely our fault as there was a time discrepancy between out itinerary and the actual ticket! We arrived after our flight had left- mea culpa! But thanks to the excellent guy on the check in desk it was no problem at all. He was calm and extremely helpful and got us on the plane

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Life Changing Moments

Posted on August 16th, 2010 by

I have a great job! I cannot adequately describe the pure pleasure it gives me to receive a card or email from someone telling me that something I have done, either on a course, when coaching, or written in the newsletter, has changed their life for the better. What a privilege to be able do that for a living! Life Changing Recently I had a life changing experience of my own. I’ll spare you the details but suffice it to say my doctor thought I

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