“Slow is Smooth and Smooth is Fast”

Last week I was working with a coachee on a complex issue. She was constantly pushing hard in our conversation towards setting actions and a strategy. It was clear to me that we were yet to fully explore and understand the problem. Not only that but implementing this emerging ‘boot strap strategy’ at the pace […]

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 […]