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Bite-sized concepts, observations and philosophical musings for progressive business leadership

9 A Buyer’s Guide to Coaching and 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 in Edinburgh.  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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1 Happy Talking Groupthink?

There’s a particular danger lurking in many an organisation and its name is Groupthink.Groupthink, or ‘happy talk’ as it is known in some circles, is a phenomenon where teams develop an unhealthily positive outlook. The desire for harmony or conformity in the group becomes so overpowering it undermines an organisation’s ability to make rational, healthy […]

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1 Are SME’s Overly Regulated?

With the EU referendum looming, the European business community is taking the opportunity to have a really good scratch of its chin.Think tanks, boffins, IFAs and of course politicians across the continent are all deep in the midst of prophesying equal parts prosperity and doom, depending on which side of the financial fence they are […]

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