What is the future of coaching?

Coaching has grown significantly in popularity and in professionalism over the past 30 to 40 years, but has this development plateaued? The hot topics of the last few years have been supervision, neuroscience, team coaching and mindfulness, but are these just small incremental changes that have broadened coaching rather than moving it on?

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Brexit and VUCA – volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity

On 2nd July, Huffington Post published the headline, “EU Referendum: A Guide To The Most F*cked Up Week In UK Political History”, well I might not agree with the wording, but the sentiment is pretty true. I don’t intend to go into blame and accusations as have been seen in many articles this week,

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Leadership Lessons from Football

In the 2015-16 English football season, there has been a real shake up as the Premiership was won by Leicester City Football Club, who at the beginning of the season were placed as 5000 to 1 outsiders. So what has created such a turn around, and what relevance does this have for non-football fans?

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Three simple and essential questions about how to win trust

  1. What is trust?

Our academic colleagues have been debating the definition of trust for over thirty years and they still haven’t reached a final agreement. However, all definitions of trust agree that it involves these three components:-

  • Risk – to trust someone involves making ourselves vulnerable
  • Hope – when you take the risk of trusting someone you hope they won’t let you down
  • Reasons and Feelings – I make a decision to trust you partly based on the evidence and partly on my feelings

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Ann Frank, and the nature of humans

“What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.” These are the words of Anne Frank written in her wartime diary. What does this diary of a teen-age girl tell us about human nature? I enjoyed 4-days in the beautiful city of Amsterdam during a recent family holiday.

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Four Leadership Lessons on Trust from the Panama Papers Leak

‘After all this country has been through, how can he possibly pretend to lead Iceland’s resurrection from the financial crisis? He should go’. Such were the words of one of the 10,000 or so protestors who gathered outside the parliament building in Reykjavik this week to demand the resignation of Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson,

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