Category: People

All of my active coaching clients (and their designated team members) receive an automated email on Friday morning, directing them to a Google Forms landing page, where they can complete a weekly progress report. We call that The Extreme Weekly Tracker. The questions they answer are: What were my most significant accomplishments last week? What
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It’s a simple enough formula: MANAGEMENT = SYSTEMS = LOGIC LEADERSHIP = PEOPLE = EMOTION If you are old enough to remember Star Trek, the Vulcan second in command Mr. Spock was the ultimate manager; never flustered by emotion, he would easily recommend the sacrifice of a small community aboard a ship or a planet
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I’ve been in two minds about writing this post since the events described, which happened less than 24 hours ago. Having slept on it – I realise that, given that blogging is a catharsis for the author, I have to get closure. The risk is that some will read this as a self-congratulatory piece –
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You know exactly who I’m talking about. The (so called) team member who is always stirring things up, gossiping, setting people up against each other, manipulating conversations and quietly sabotaging the progress you are striving for. Smiling terrorists who “play the game” when you are around and chip away at the foundations when you are
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I’ve observed that, in a coaching meeting, there is very often a moment when a light bulb flashes in the client’s head and they suddenly get clarity on an issue that they’ve been struggling with for some time. Recent examples have been clients realising: what to do in order to hit a seemingly impossible sales
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Today my final workshop of the week in Dublin for a group of 7 independent orthodontic practices. That’s 3 workshops and 1 team training day in 4 consecutive days – plenty of steps on my Garmin, a somewhat deeper voice than I had on Monday and a lot of people met and engaged with. During
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What exactly do you believe in – and how would I know? Last weekend Annie and I visited the The Trafford Centre to help her search for appropriate evening wear in advance of an approaching black-tie dental dinner. After a hilarious episode outside a fitting room (a story for another day) we emerged triumphant and
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