Make A Connection

Posted on May 7th, 2010 by - 0 comments

How many people do you ‘depend’ on in your work? Which people do you need to be working well with you to ensure your work goes well? Write a list. Include everybody that has a part to play. Now, how many of them do you have a good relationship with? How many of them have you made a connection with? From Postroom to Payroll, there is no substitute for a genuine relationship, showing an interest in the people who are

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Talk to Yourself!

Posted on April 23rd, 2010 by - 2 comments

Have you tried talking to yourself lately? One of the reasons people find coaching so helpful is that it gives them an opportunity to rehearse ideas with a neutral person. We often don’t know what we think until we say it loud. Sometimes we have an idea that we’re not actually ready for the world to hear because we haven’t heard it made real. Mirror, Mirror If you find yourself in this position, try this. Stand in front of your

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Break the Rules

Posted on April 21st, 2010 by - 4 comments

What would happen if you broke the rules today? Your own or those of your company? What rule or tradition irks you most, holds you back, stifles your inner creativity? Imagine you are not bound by it? Hmm, so what are you doing now?

You Can’t Do It All

Posted on April 19th, 2010 by - 4 comments

I have just been out in my garden and, as is so often the case, it prompted a post. Hope you like it. A few years back my garden was my pride and joy. When my children (and several other people’s kids!) had stopped using it as a playground, and the sand pit, swings, and slide became redundant, I began to reclaim it, bit by bit. For a while the lawn served double duty as a rugby pitch and my washing line prop is

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Are You In a Rut?

Posted on April 9th, 2010 by - 0 comments

Here’s a quick exercise to determine if you are feeling stuck in the same old groove. Think about your life in three boxes (for simplicity): Personal (Your friends, spiritual side of life, hobbies etc) Home (where you live and with whom you live) Work (Where you work, whom you work with and what you do) If you are 100% satisfied give yourself a mark of 10 for each category and add the three totals. So being 100% satisfied in all

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Looking After You

Posted on April 5th, 2010 by - 4 comments

‘When we’re well we want so many things, but when we’re sick we want only one’. It’s so true, isn’t it? Like many of you, I suspect, I glibly talk about health and happiness being important yet consciously working to maintain my health is not one of my more obvious priorities. But without it all of my other goals will need revisiting.  It should be top of my list! So I am resolved to take better care of my physical health

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