Category Archives: Perspective

Heading North: Painting in perspective

I realise that i’m grumpy when i paint. It’s not that i’m in a bad mood, it’s just that i’m very focused. The thing about watercolours is that they’re alive, or rather, they are until they dry, so you’re on … Continue reading

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Reflections on mentoring: starting the relationship.

I’m starting a new mentoring relationship this week, providing support someone i’ve never met before through a global mentoring scheme. It puts people in the UK and US in touch with people in various developing countries to establish mentoring relationships. … Continue reading

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Making Christmas cards. A seasonal reflection on learning.

It’s that time of year when i need to make my Christmas cards. Normally i like to do something different every year, but this year might be a repeat of last. You see, last year i did some lino print … Continue reading

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Coaching from outside the organisation. Why finding a group of widely differing individuals to coach us can unlock new ideas and broaden our perspective.

When you’re facing a particular challenge, be it a technical problem or looking at your leadership style, having a coach can be particularly useful. For some, having formal coaching sessions is invaluable, whilst for others, a more informal style and … Continue reading

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