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Commitment

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For Coaching & Mentoring

Some years ago a fellow coach and mentor shared a piece of very simple wisdom that has stuck with me ever since. Very simply they offered the nuance between standing for coaching and mentoring as opposed to standing for coaches and mentors. It’s a very subtle and simple difference at first sight. One supports a … Continue reading

Visible Commitment

I’m a fan of clear goals, aspirations and standards. We sometimes fall short but we all have potential and the great majority of us choose to try to perform. Having clarity on our goals, aspirations and standards isn’t always easy. At times we all need help to get that clarity. I’m also a fan of … Continue reading

I’m special as myself

This is a very special blog post for me for a number of reasons… It’s not written by me but by my youngest son aged 10. He’s written it in support of #HemiplegiaAwarenessWeek which the lovely folks at @HemiHelp organise each year. Its simple message is full of both reality and appreciation. It’s the 200th post … Continue reading

Slightly Awkward

Even the word awkward is slightly awkward, don’t you think? There’s surely a word for that linguistic characteristic… Perhaps that’s why we don’t want to be awkward? Why we don’t want others to feel awkward. Why we want to put others at their ease. Why we want them to feel comfortable. Perhaps… Yet I want … Continue reading

The Learning Facilitators Charter

We will endeavour to facilitate the best learning experience, appropriate for your needs. If at any point this endeavour fails to meet your expectations or satisfaction then we will confront this deficiency, together, as it happens. We will make every effort to avoid raising failure or deficiency after the event when there is nothing we … Continue reading

Twitter 500

So any of you who have been following my little experimentations with Twitter following might be interested in a little update… a few of you have asked & I’m long overdue – sorry. If you’ve not been following and want to read the background then I explain here & here. Any of you who have … Continue reading

Twitter Focus

For the last month I’ve been strictly limiting myself to following only 150 people on Twitter.  You can read more on my thinking about this and other peoples reactions here. What I want to share with you in this post is what the first month has been like. Hocus Pocus I want to start by describing … Continue reading

150

If you’ve not heard of it, Dunbar’s Number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is, and how each person relates to every other person. If this is all new to you then take a moment … Continue reading

Your Prime Purpose Is…

Have you ever thought why are you here? Not an easy question to answer and possibly because it’s framed around “why”… How about what’s your purpose in life? Big question… but I think a worthwhile journey to find your answer. I’d hate to die not appreciating what my purpose here had been… By the way, … Continue reading

Attention Dilution

I’m well used to being reminded that as a man I can’t multi-task.  I’m not wholly in agreement but if you want to argue the toss then perhaps take a read of this and this.  I’ll also see if I can’t find a friendly neuroscientist to give a more up to date view on brain … Continue reading