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Obvious to you, amazing to others

11th March 2013

Obvious to You, Amazing to Others‘ is an engaging little 98-second cartoon about the value of not underestimating your creative talents: to you they’re normal and everyday, but to others they may be exceptional, exciting and inspiring. Thank you to the 30 Day Challenge, run by Screw Work Let’s Play, for alerting me to this. It’s an energetic programme, supporting and challenging participants to stop just thinking about or talking about what they love doing – and to start taking some action.

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The coach's presence - and the leader's results

8th March 2013

Simply by being there, in the room with the client, as coach or therapist or consultant, we impose our ego – whether by directing the conversation via the next question we ask, offering an interpretation, offering a particular exercise or experiment, or picking up on this or that point that the client makes. In the process of building a co-created relationship, how can we not get in the client's way?

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The leader, executive coaching - and lack of ego

5th March 2013

One of the foundation stones of executive coaching is the need for the coach (and the coaching) to be ‘ego-free’ (or at least ‘ego-minimised’). If the coaching client is going to achieve meaningful and lasting results, the coach has to get out of the way: they need to open doors (and windows) but the executive’s success will be what they create for themselves.

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