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

Create a functional framework for future growth

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Improve your company’s productivity by 30% and create a functional framework for future growth  Three questions CEOs often ask themselves…  “Am I, as CEO, the bottleneck holding back the company’s progress?”  “Where are my energies focused – on Today, Tomorrow or the Future?”  “How engaged are my teams and how much energy and focus are they delivering?”  And how […]

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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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Celebrating International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

Allez les Filles   Are you celebrating International Women’s Day?  It’s all happening this week, on March 8th, and we’ve been busy working out ways in which we can lend our support.   There are more women in positions of power than ever before, but the gender equality gap is still a yawning chasm.  Reports this year suggest […]

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Don’t meno-pause your career

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International Women’s Day   As we celebrate International Women’s Day this year and reflect on the achievements of women and the many challenges that they are still faced with, what really strikes me is how often women remain silent about the issues that are really affecting them.  This phenomenon was blown wide open this year with the […]

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Have you defined your strategic direction?

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Strategic Direction  The majority of business owners manage their strategic planning process by making annual sales and revenue forecasts towards their financial year end, for one to five years.  Is this you?  Have you also identified how well the functional areas in your business interact and whether they are appropriately proportioned to the whole?  If you […]

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