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Why can’t my people be more strategic?

This is part of a series of interviews with experts. The  people interviewed are experts in fields such as Positive Psychology, NLP, Neuro Science and other disciplines that I draw from in my coaching and training work.

This interview is with Dr. Norman Chorn. I have asked  Norman the questions I...

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Buddy’s Brother – a must read.

I've had the pleasure and privilege of working with poet, writer, artist, business owner, Pete Carter. As usual, the coaching work was in part around changes and choices. So many choices, so many things that could be created, developed, bought, sold, experienced.

Pete is an extraordinarily talented, smart and creative person. He...

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How to make hard choices

The people I work with are generally high achievers, dynamic, and live in a fast paced world. Their days are filled with making decisions and sometimes- Hard Choices. The hardest choices, the big ones, are often filtered through the traditional ways of thinking about choices. For example: the pros and the cons, the facts of the...
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Coaching – a necessity or indulgence?

This is a very useful question to explore. Every person experiences coaching in their own unique way and their achievements are equally diverse and rewarding. Here is a story from Jessica Podzebenko - her own unique reflections that answer the question. Coaching - a necessity or indulgence?

Normally a fairly self-reliant sort of person, last...

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What mindset do you have?

I am always inspired by the people I get to work with by their creativity, courage, energy and talents. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Jessica Podzebenko last year and she has agreed to share one of her thought provoking posts here. Jessica is a writer, blogger, lawyer, stay at home mother and...
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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Marshall Goldsmith brings great insight and wisdom to his sessions with his coaching clients. He understands that leaders ( in fact human beings in any role) who follow their passions and focus on the important things also inspire their teams and others around them to achieve at a higher level. The thing is, how to...
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How do companies really use mindfulness?

There is much talk about Mindful Leadership and using Mindfulness in the workplace. But how do companies really use mindfulness as a tool and how does it really benefit the company and its employees? I was listening to the interview with David Gelles, a business reporter for the New York Times about mindfulness and meditation in corporate life. He referred...
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How to set a solid foundation for success.

A long time ago as I sat in my corner office with views of Sydney Harbour bridge  and the Opera House, I realised I had achieved another long term goal.  It was very satisfying. It had been quite a journey. You know the scene. A very rewarding and healthy 6 figure income, company cars, trips,...
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Why you can’t build trust

One of the biggest challenges in the workplace is building trust amongst teams. Even more of a challenge when there is trust, but then for some reason it is broken.  Well, actually, lets expand this. It is not just in the workplace. It is about trust in any relationship between human beings. When I work with...
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How do values impact on employee commitment?

“To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet...

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How empathic are you?

As a coach I work with powerful, successful high achievers. I also work with people who are all of those and are also inspiring. Inspiring for me to work with but more importantly, inspiring for their teams to be with and follow.  While 'what makes an inspiring leader?' is an important and useful question to...
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Just another day? Take another look and change it…

There is a lot of talk about  learning to understand self, your intuition and what makes you happy.  You might have been doing some reflecting, journaling, or mindfulness exercises. Perhaps you are starting to see some patterns or trends - maybe the odd epiphany! As a leader be it in your own life or that, plus...
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