The Age of Intolerance.

The world is becoming more and more intolerant. Differences are becoming more obvious, distinct and profound. Extreme left or right wing politics, Brexit remain or leave, impeachment in the USA, the rise of antisemitism in Germany, environmentalist or capitalist, and extremist terrorism. We have entered an age of intolerance. How do we reconcile and unify,

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The Next Lamp Post – what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger. My greatest challenge, a story of recovery and resilience

I’ve not blogged for a long time. Some of you may know I’ve been ill. Here’s my story of illness and recovery, this is longer than a typical blog, but I hope this inspires you to live a better life. Feel free to contact me if you want to talk:

“What’s it like to be dead?” he said over coffee.

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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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