What I think & what I do
Reasons not to make new year resolutions. Make goals, take action and learn to be be optimistic instead.
I discovered four lessons from those putting mentoring skills into practice with apprentices.
Reading for professional development includes books. And for coaches I include two useful reads here.
Setting goals is important when coaching. Some thoughts.
Addressing how Managers need to and can build trust in a remote and flexible working environment.
Remote and flexible working - building trust. Based on a recent project, here's what happened when we looked at ROWE and the types of trust needed.
National Mentoring Day is a chance to recognise and celebrate mentoring and even volunteer to be a mentor yourself
Notice, reflect, reframe - self management in coaching
Training staff in personal resilience at work is a key part of an organisation's wellbeing practice.
A two hour masterclass for elected members on chairing effective meetings is available.
Enterprise Mentoring is alive and well and a valued part of enterprise support. I continue to play a part in training delivery.
How social learning for birds teaches us how we should be using it at work.
A collection of time hacks OR how packing for a holiday proves we are all able to get things done and be productive.
Sustainability is important for enterprises who want to survive and flourish. Here are some ideas on how to achieve this resiliency.
National Mentoring Day is on 27th October. But don't wait until then to get involved in mentoring!
The VUCA world is presenting massive challenges. Organisations need to respond and shift the mind set. A key part of the response is how learning at work is planned and delivered.
Creating the Right Environment as a Coach or Mentor. Take the time to adopt good practice as part of your model of coaching or mentoring in the environment you build with clients.
What happened at the Meet a Mentor event in Bristol. Some great results from the first of a number of UK events where small business owners can find a mentor.
Superteams are more than just a team. They have some distinctive qualities we can all learn from at work.
At some point in your career as a trainer you will experience difficult and challenging situations, generally instigated by people. Here are some ideas and approaches to use.
Some thoughts on how to practice joined up thinking. We can all get better at this and organisations need to listen and engage with customers as a means to make this happen.
Facilitating mass group engagement. My recent chairing of a community consultation meeting attracted 235 through the door. How I managed it and my tips for others.
We are safe. Three words in an email just received from earthquake hit Nepal. Resilience is shining through.
Plenty is documented about the benefits of mentoring for the mentee. Here are some benefits for the mentor.
My first ever blog was about Kathmandu. Some reflections three years on following this week's earthquake.
Two awesome testimonials that offer some pointers on how I generate value
Staying within the boundaries of the mentoring and coaching role.
Top tips for mentees. There's plenty of training and support for mentors, but what if you are the mentee?
Effective mentoring. Ten tips for effective practice.good mentoirngring practice.
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