Faithful Leaders- Being Faithful in the Small

Many boys growing up want to score the winning goal on cup final day. At one time I did. To be hoisted onto the shoulders of your team mates, shooting into the top corner at full blast from 35 yards, causing your team to win in extra time. Walking up the steps to collect and lift the trophy to the screams of adoring fans, chanting your name and singing ‘You’ll never walk alone.’ Yeah, pretty obvious really. I mean, did you have these … [Read more...]

The Importance of Storming within Successful Teams

Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing A lot of managers and business owners don't like the thought of team storming. They can feel uncomfortable when staff get upset and vocal about issues they don't like. Everyone knows that there will often be individuals that have an axe to grind, or seem only to focus on negatives. Some people call them 'half glass empty' people, others simply call them a pain in the neck. For some managers when the … [Read more...]

Your Best Year Yet

Each year-end I meet up with some friends and we look over the previous year- the highs, the lows, the good and the bad. It's informal yet it's hugely insightful as we take stock of the year behind us and what the following year could look like. There is a book called The Best Year Yet by Jinny S Ditzler. Here are the 10 questions that she uses, and I'd say they're pretty good. 1. What did I achieve? 2. What were my biggest … [Read more...]

What Makes a Good Life Coach?

What Makes a Good Life Coach? I think a good life coach knows the person they are coaching intimately, understands their gifts and has a clear handle on the potential opportunities they face. They can see the strengths and weaknesses of that individual, the forthcoming problems and blind spots within the individual, and has the right level of empathy to ask the right questions helping them navigate through to the other side. Through … [Read more...]