Career Choices…. Minefields and Opportunities- Time to think.

In the last two weeks I have separately spoken to five different coachees all of whom are in a period of career transition. For each of them it is a profound life moment with direction uncertain and unpredictable, exciting and frightening in equal measure. In each case the motivation is different, the desire to change […]

The “present” of “being present”

You don’t have to be wearing saffron robes and sitting on a mountain to utilise mindfulness in daily life. There are clear advantages for leaders building the concept of “being present” into leadership practice. As Sylvia Boorstein, a great mindfulness teacher said: “Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more […]

Hero leaders are failing everywhere!

Leaders are facing huge pressure, which is taking toil on their mental health, says Stuart Rimmer, founder and head coach at Inner Mountain Coaching (www.innermountaincoaching.com ) A couple of years ago now, I was driving back from another late evening executive board meeting; it was the end of a 70-plus-hour working week and lists of unfinished jobs […]

“Trust me…I’m the leader”

Trust is not often talked about within leadership strategy but it should be considered a factor vital to our success. It is a foundation element – its absence makes positive change and progress difficult, arguably impossible. We are living in a low trust culture now more than ever before. Low trust in politicians undermine elections […]