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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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Personality Profiling & The Need To Change

Personality Profiling  We need to change the way we profile people. Throw personality profiling into Google and in no time you’ll be wading through pages and pages of how to’s, testimonials and a thousand books on the subject. The idea’s been with us for a while and a whole industry has grown up around the idea that we […]

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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 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 […]

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Social Media Can Be Anything But…

antisocial media

“Some people spend too long staring at screens and not enough time engaging with life.” – Paul McGeeSocial Media is addictive, there’s no question of that.  It provides that instant hit of gratification, the quick fire dopamine kick we get from watching numbers get bigger.  It’s not a new phenomenon, in so far as anything […]

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Happy Talking Groupthink?

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, […]

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