All Posts by Alan Potts

Chasing Unicorns?

chasing unicorns

Whilst Mrs May is busy chasing unicorns with her vision of post-Brexit Britain, UK businesses have proven themselves to be rather better at growing an entirely different type of ‘unicorn’. Wherever you stand on Brexit, there’s no denying there are storm clouds ahead. The rumour mill is running overtime and whether we’re facing a transitional period […]

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London Leadership Development Meetup

Bryn Williams Somerset House

Join us for a relaxed ‘London Leadership Development’ get-together and network with fellow coaches, colleagues, LD and HR professionals – NOW at Bryn Williams at Somerset House (South Wing) on The Strand, WC2R 1LT Our regular London networking events take place every 2nd Thursday of every month – 6pm until 8pm. The Bryn Williams Bar is part […]

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Cut The Business Jargon

“Let’s touch base offline, we’ve got some blue sky thinking to run up the flagpole before close of play.”  As corporate life stands today, the above business jargon probably wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. Strange to think however that this infestation of ‘management speak’ has its roots in Russian Mysticism.  According to the book Business Bullshit by […]

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The Art of Great Conversation

group avoiding conversation

“What a great conversation…”  I’d hear that phrase often as my parents rescued me from my indifferent babysitter. I didn’t care much for the after-dinner party debrief, but I’d remember being fascinated by the art of the conversation. Oddly though, try as they might, they could never seem to remember what this great conservation had […]

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Confidence Coaching for Self-Assurance

From defining self-confidence to explaining confidence coaching… here are my latest thoughts.  But first, a little quotation…  “Confidence and deference are not mutually exclusive, and it’s usually a lack of deference rather than excess of confidence that gets powerful people into trouble.” – Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer  Confidence has proven hard to define over the years. […]

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A Buyer’s Guide to Coaching and Mentoring

Lendl Murray Coaching & Mentoring

Coaching & Mentoring  For the umpteenth time I had yet another one of those frustrating circular conversations with a ‘fellow executive coach’ at the recent EMCC International Coaching and Mentoring Conference.  It went a little like this… FELLOW COACH: “What does CoachDirectors do?” ME: “We provide executive coaches with commercial acumen to businesses.  All our coaches have had […]

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