Tag Archives: Coaching

Learning to juggle

The last five days have been spent happily in a field, camping with friends, listening to music, being largely out of range of phone signal, with a stash of games and good books. Funny how we celebrate a lack of … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

I’ve read a lot of travel books, but it’s only when you feel the sharp pain in your heel and see the blood when you peel your socks off that you know what blisters feel like. I was a passenger … Continue reading

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Building a rocket to fly to the moon: are your learning blueprints complete?

Commander Hadfield is the archetypal Social Age hero: rugged but personable commander of the International Space Station, cult hero on Twitter and lead musician in the first ever terrestrial/orbital concert performance. Which, naturally, makes me want to build a rocket … Continue reading

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Learning Leadership: how doing nothing can be more powerful than trying to do everything.

Leadership can be as much about creating space as it is about taking actions. It’s a hot topic at the moment: ‘what is leadership?’, ‘can you learn leadership’, ‘are leaders born or made’? But leadership is not always about doing … Continue reading

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Personal Disclosure in learning. How empathy and experience can shape a very different form of storytelling.

Personal disclosure is often part of storytelling. It’s a way of opening up conversations, of building a bond, of setting a context for what’s being discussed. In informal coaching or mentoring situations, disclosure can be used to help individuals to … Continue reading

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What’s the point of Coaching? Understanding the role of the formal and informal Coach.

It’s probably only fair to say from the start that i’m posing a question to which i have no answer. I think i know why Coaching is a good thing, but i can only tell you what the point of … Continue reading

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Team Coaching: learning how one plus one may equal three.

I enjoyed breakfast yesterday in good company at an inspiring seminar by Professor Peter Hawkins (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/peter-hawkins/0/177/b27), talking about Team Coaching. Now, i’m not going to attempt to explain the detail of what he talked about, as i can come nowhere … Continue reading

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