Back to work basics – The Johari Window

http://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/JohariWindow.htm#np Using Self-Discovery and Communication to Build Trust The Johari Window improves communication and trust.Have you ever been part of a team where everyone was completely open with one another? If so, then the chances are that you worked extremely effectively together. You knew your co-workers very well, and there was a solid foundation of […]

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A Simple Exercise to Help You Get Unstuck

A Simple Exercise to Help You Get Unstuck by Teresa Norton (link) Winston Leung came into my office a tense and frustrated fellow. He knew he needed to do things differently but he didn’t want to change who he was. He was visibly relieved to hear that the goal of our work together was just […]

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Outcomes: go Britain…!!!

What do you want? What is your desired outcome? If you got it, what would you have? How will you know when you have reached it? What would it look like?  

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I'm a big fan of Bev Jame's Do It! Or Ditch It:

Do It! Or Ditch It: Get READY For Action – Bev James   I often talk about the similarities between entrepreneurs and professional athletes. Both groups of people remain focused on being READY for success. They are Resilient, they create an Environment that supports success, they adopt a positive Attitude, they are Disciplined, and they know that the only person who […]

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Building Self-Confidence

Here’s just a snippet from a very useful article on building self-confidence from www.mindtools.com How Confident do you Seem to Others? Your level of self-confidence can show in many ways: your behavior, your body language, how you speak, what you say, and so on. Look at the following comparisons of common confident behavior with behavior […]

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What is Teach First?

Teach First’s mission is to address educational disadvantage by transforming exceptional graduates into effective, inspirational teachers and leaders in all fields. Educational disadvantage remains one of the most destructive and pervasive problems in the UK – perpetuating inequality and confining thousands of young people up and down the country to a life of unrealised potential. […]

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Minimizing Distractions

www.mindtools.com for more really useful tools / reflections Managing Your Work Environment Email is just one of many distractions that can affect your productivity. How often are you distracted at work? It’s a question that’s almost laughable, right? Most of us are distracted several times, if not dozens of times, every day. We get emergency […]

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£200m business growth accelerator programme goes live

Lesley from Rook Tree is pleased to have been selected as a business development coach to support the Growth Accelerator programme www.growthaccelerator.com. The three-year programme has been devised to help up to 26,000 businesses with high-potential in England. News of the government’s latest initiative may be familiar to some, who have already heard about Business Coaching for Growth, the […]

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Olympic objectivity…

Olympic Lessons – By Toby Garbett, Entrepreneurs Business Academy My name is Toby Garbett and my background in the world of health and fitness originates in the cut-throat world of Olympic rowing where the time and effort you put in is precisely what you get back. The margins for success and failure in the world of sport […]

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Client Recommendation

In our coaching sessions I was most struck by Lesley’s warm, supportive presence and her playful sense of humour. She quickly establishes trust and rapport in her sessions, allowing you, the coaching client, to roll up your sleeves and get down to work, secure in the knowledge that she is right there, working beside you […]

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Mark Says….

I would like to thank you for a really helpful coaching session on Wednesday.  The interview went really well.  I should here by Monday whether I’ve been successful – the Director needs to discuss the recruitment with his CEO.  The Recruitment Organisations Managing Director has telephoned me three times to update me. The positive spin came […]

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Courageous Leadership Skills: Go Under the Radar

Credit to http://www.boxofcrayons.biz/ for this insight… “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.” ~ Charles F.Kettering DON’T MAKE A BIG THING OF IT So you’ve committed to do something bold, something that takes you out to the edge of yourself. Fantastic. And suddenly it’s […]

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