One of the exercises I do on coaching programmes to demonstrate the impact of coaching is very simple. I call it “secret coaching” and all I do is read out a series of questions for the people attending. �After each question, I give them a minute or two to write their answers down and then […]

Thank you to my friend Jackie Barrie for alerting me to this amusing take on The Apprentice. It caused me to ponder. �I remain convinced that most (maybe all) of the candidates are NOT idiots. �It is, however true that something about the format, brings out the latent idiot in many of them and then […]

Two years ago, readership of my blog increased by a factor of twenty as I charted the highs and lows of a remarkable group of Apprentice candidates. Very quickly, it seemed to me that writing a weekly (sometimes twice a week) analysis was both fun and commercially valuable. So I repeated it with the next […]

In a full length feature article for�Training Journal, I explained why simply being smart as a leader is not enough. The wisdom of leadership Without a doubt, leaders need to be smart. They need to juggle different aspects of their leadership roles while retaining currency in their areas of technical expertise. They need to have […]

In a full length feature article for Training Journal, I explained why simply being smart as a leader is not enough. The wisdom of leadership Without a doubt, leaders need to be smart. They need to juggle different aspects of their leadership roles while retaining currency in their areas of technical expertise. They need to […]

The April 2013 edition of “The Best You” features my article on Risk Management: “Risk – and How to Handle it“. You can read it in the online version of the magazine here (you will need to register for a free subscription to the online version) or you can download a free pdf version of […]

“We only use about ten per cent of our brains.” You have probably heard someone make that assertion at some time. �Maybe you have even made it yourself. It’s rubbish. �FMRI and other imaging shows that all parts of our brain have uses.� I suppose that some folk do only use a small proportion of […]

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