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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

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“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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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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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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