Category: Conversation

A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given
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Writing under the pen name of Fougasse, Cyril Kenneth Bird was one of the most popular cartoonists and illustrators of the first half of the twentieth century. The images and captions to Fougasse’s eight World War II propaganda posters ‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’ were part of the anti-rumour/gossip campaign orchestrated by the Ministry of Information.
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Whether it’s a failed business, marriage, exam or physical challenge – the reality is that something is going to go wrong at some time. Imagining that your success is linear and permanent is fantasy. So here’s one key lesson I’ve learned about finding yourself back at square one. Don’t reinvent the systems, performance and behaviours
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My weekly Bunker Day was switched to Tuesday this week, to accommodate Monday’s London workshop. Here’s a record of just one day’s conversations: with a Millennial married dental couple who want to buy a parent’s long-established practice; with a Practice Manager who wants to set up her own freelance compliance and consultancy business; with a
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It’s important to understand the difference between achievements and habits when you are goal-setting. An achievement is a specific target, usually involving numbers and deadlines: I will hit a sales target of X by Y date; I will launch product/service X by Y date; I will create X video testimonials by Y date. A habit
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A characteristic I notice frequently as I listen to clients is “imposter syndrome”, so called because there are times when we don’t feel worthy enough to carry the responsibilities of leadership. Imposter syndrome happens when we compare our inside to other people’s outside. Always a mistake. One of the benefits of being a coach is
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Newcastle this morning and temperatures of -5 and a few inches of snow as the city slowly wakes. This evening I’m booked to meet with The Campbell Academy Peer Review to facilitate a conversation around the subject of “Winter is Coming” (a SWOT analysis of UK dentistry) – little did I know how prophetic the
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