A systemic view of team resilience

I’m interviewing leaders and staff, discovering what has made their teams resilient during this uncertain time that we’ve been through globally. I’ll be presenting some of the information in a workshop at the SDF Festival of Learning later next week. In the meantime, here's some insights on why we need a…

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Understanding collaborative change, listening and problem solving

TheoryU is a complete process for innovative change. Andry has been learning about TheoryU since 2015. Learning Journeys are just one of the TheoryU tools. What are Learning Journeys’ for? TheoryU ‘Learning Journeys’ encourage you to move out of your daily routine and allow you to observe more deeply and…

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‘I didn’t mean it like that!’ ‘Landmines’ and conflict in conversations at work

I’m learning about Deborah Tannen’s work. Her research focuses on conversations[1]. On why we understand and often misunderstand each other. Good conversation skills are in my experience, crucial at work. Whether you work on customer service, as an administrator or as a manager using coaching skill. Working on your conversation…

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Motivation tips

Sometimes when at work, we might experience stressful thinking such as:  ‘I have to go to this meeting’ or,  ‘I have to do this task’. It’s a slightly tough way to think or to motivate ourselves, as it creates inner resentment and stress. Choice-based thinking, like ‘I want to..’ creates freedom and…

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The 6 secrets to team away day events

You either love team-building events or you hate them. I dislike team away-days that are full of back-to-back speaker presentations. But I’d love to go to a paintball team away day. My favourite team away days are the facilitated ones, where we chat, explore ideas, innovate, and plan our new way forward…

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Reduce bias in coaching

As coaches, we all need to be aware of our own biases and the impact these have. Unnoticed bias can lead to judgement and even discrimination. It’s important we work to reduce and eliminate our biases. That way we can provide a really professional, safe and inclusive service. To all our clients.  Mezirow’s…

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Getting the most for your money from coaching

Coaching is an investment - time, energy and money. You want to get something in return - positive change, a sense of direction and valuable learning. Here’s how I help my coachees get the most from coaching. Helping them get a greater return on their investment, with a little preparation. I write to them…

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4 tips for best EDI practice when planning a staff training programme

1. Become aware: Reflect on your own equality, diversity and inclusion learning experiences : What do you bring to the table in terms of having experienced inequality, equality or privilege in learning? Where have you challenged discrimination when learning? When have learning opportunities 'opened easily'/'not opened' for you in ways that might…

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How to be resilient – the collaborative way

Are you... Feeling that you have a run out of steam, because you’ve been doing all the thinking and carrying out most of the actions? Even when WFH? Needing to be more resilient to stress, change or challenge?  Finding your solo actions are not having the impact that you hoped for? Facing a…

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