Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

The Paradox of Change – A Gestalt Perspective

Perplexed to be told “focus on becoming who you already are and stop trying to become something you are not”, I trusted the Gestalt process, and it worked. Continue reading

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Goal setting guidelines – running shoes optional

In previous posts I’ve shared frameworks, models and concepts around goal setting. I have another process-oriented framework to share in this post. This utilises elements of other concepts and adds to them. As I’ve said in previous posts, there is … Continue reading

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Taking a Long Hard Look at Change – Balancing Cautiousness and Curiosity.

This post is about the way we see change and how that determines how well we might react to it and take advantage of it. Continue reading

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Goals: 10 principles of effective goal setting

I’ve previously summarised the research into goal setting. This post serves as a reminder and pulls out the key elements of that research into a bullet-point list. I hope it serves as a useful prompt in your busy lives. Here … Continue reading

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What we think about most of the time, really does become our reality

I keep a reminder of my goals next to my computer. It’s a collection of images that represent my personal and professional desired outcomes; how I want to be seen and what I want to be doing. Continue reading

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The Science of Well-Being – Happiness Research Updated

Martin Seligman has written a new book, updating his theory on happiness to the theory of well-being, adding a wealth of research data to back it up. Continue reading

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Appraisals: 10 tips for making the most of yours

Tips for making the most of your appraisal. Aim for no surprises, be realistic and above all else, take ownership. This is your career, your development. Don’t be a passenger. Take the wheel and drive. Continue reading

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My tribute to Susan Jeffers

This is my tribute to Susan Jeffers and her seminal book, Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Continue reading

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Mind The Gap – Consider your levels of presence and improve your levels of performance.

I often find myself on platforms waiting for trains. I see the warnings to “Mind The Gap” between the train and the platform edge. Apart from the immediate dangers of falling betwixt locomotive and platform, these words also remind me … Continue reading

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10 tips for developing a great people management practice

Management and leadership development in the UK is, quite frankly, embarrassing. What can you do to kick-start your own management journey? Continue reading

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