Tag Archives: Reflection

Comedy is Truth

They say comedy is truth. I agree. My comedy debut has revealed truths about my journey that are both enlightening and entertaining. Continue reading

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Continuing Professional Development – promoting bad learning habits

Traditional CPD programmes can positively discourage personal reflection and, as a result, prevent learning. Continue reading

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Plan-Do-Review is too simple – Add a little Reflect-Reframe-Refocus

Extending the traditional Plan-Do-Review process with Reflect-Reframe-Refocus, allows for the possibility that the original goal may no longer be the right goal. Continue reading

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Facing an uncertain future? – Be comfortable with your discomfort.

One of the greatest rewards in my line of work is to receive confirmation from someone that I’ve made a positive impact in their lives. I guess this is probably the case in many walks of life, not just work. … Continue reading

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The Four-Plus-Three Personal Development Framework

In this post I will describe the framework I developed some years ago to help me better understand personal development. I wanted to visualise the stages of personal development and some of the factors impacting the journey. Needing to create … Continue reading

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Goal Setting – Reviewing life roles

In this post I will describe a technique for gaining clarity on what roles we play in life and how we are feeling about each at any given time. In subsequent posts I will then explain how we use this … Continue reading

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Learning Agility – Personal Development through “disruptive experiences”

Learning agility is a key skill for personal development to be sucessful. Continue reading

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Developing a reflective practice – the route to self-awareness through dialogue

Academics in the social sciences often speak of the need to develop a reflective practice. In this post I discuss my thoughts on what it is to be a reflective practitioner and how dialogue plays its part. I will then … Continue reading

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What is Personal Development?

I think it is important to ask this question. The thinking that unfolds below may help you focus on why you are on the journey you are on and whether it is the right one for you right now. I … Continue reading

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Mind The Gap – Think before you speak!

When I’m traveling by train or on the underground in the UK I often see the words ‘Mind The Gap’ painted on the platform edge. The phrase is also often spoken through a recorded message. This is obviously to warn … Continue reading

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