Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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From Quiet Greater Yet What is a quiet mind? How do I get it?

When I have a quiet mind, I feel peace, happiness and tranquility. It gives me perspective and clarity, and life has a grace and ease about it. There was a time when...

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ego Ego: the enemy of success in leadership teams

Ego is more common in leadership teams that you might realise. It is a significant factor in the prevention of success for a team. In some teams it is more overt than...

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Thank you Why 'Thank you' matters for leadership teams

Why does a thank you matter? What difference does appreciation make? Why would a leadership team need appreciation? We’re on the second day of a workshop with a CEO and his Leadership Team. We’ve just...

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Wrong way sign Rise from the wreckage

The news is full of stories of the fallout from mistakes by organisations. Sometimes the response from the company beggars belief.  In these cases the response exacerbates the problem rather than alleviates.  How...

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First step Why take the first step?

4 Years ago today, my book Coaching Presence was published by Kogan Page.  This week I received an email letter from Mark Setch, appreciating my book.  Mark lives in Australia and I’ve only...

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Presence What is Presence? How does it happen?

Before I talk about Presence I invite you to think about some moments in time.... Remember a time when you were reading a bedtime story to a small child, fully absorbed, wrapped up...

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2018 success Success in 2018 and state of mind

Our wish for everyone we meet is to have a happy, positive and successful life (we don’t only wish it for 2018!).  That everyone be in a happy/positive state of mind more...

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peace love joy What is Christmas really?

A reflection about Christmas and our true nature. As one who celebrates Christmas every year, I thought I’d reflect on what Christmas really means to me.  It’s a time when we show people...

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lightbulbs Would you like more fresh thinking in your business?

Fresh thinking is the life blood of any organization that wants to grow and expand.  Whether it’s new products and services, new ways of dealing with problems, new ways of finding efficiencies or...

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July 29705245 It's a retreat not a workshop - Coaching Presence

5 people gathered together reflecting on what is present when transformation happens in coaching.  Words used to describe this were ‘higher self’, ‘true self’, ‘natural self’.  And how this was distinct from our intellect...

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mind processing State of Mind and Decision Making

What happens when someone gives you advice?  Whether you asked for it or not, sometimes you take it and other times you disregard it. You go through a process of assessing whether it...

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