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From my daughter Olivia

From my daughter Olivia

Time to Read: 3 minutes (it’s worth it) From my daughter Olivia Welcome to a real life story of perseverance, belief and love, from my (step) daughter Olivia… Olivia works with BT, who asked people to share their stories to help them build a more inclusive organisation. Olivia shared her dyspraxia diagnosis: “When I was…Continue Reading

Winner Global Teacher 2018

Winner Global Teacher 2018

Time to Read: 3 minutes THERE was a quote on a recent BBC5 Live news item about education where a school pupil remarked: “Being a good teacher is not all about what happens in the classroom.”  Well, there couldn’t be a more extraordinary example of that than art and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou. Incredibly, and rather…Continue Reading

Can’t do something? Prove it!

Can’t do something? Prove it!

Time to Read: 30 seconds Can’t do something? Prove it! When someone tells you that they can’t do something, ask them this: ‘How do you know?’ Or even:“Prove it!” The only way to know whether they can or can’t do something, is to do it and see. And, as almost everyone has to ‘fail’ before…Continue Reading

How?

How?

Time to Read: 20 seconds give or take What, why and how? Last week, (read it here if you missed it) we looked at how to identify the what and the why…now, the fastest how of all: Do something that has worked before, in your life or someone else’s, or in your organisation or another.…Continue Reading

What, why and how?

What, why and how?

Time to Read: 50 seconds What, why and how? When it comes to changing our lives, our teams or our organisations, the outcome – the what – is powerful. What do you want? Everyone talks about being outcome focused, very few actually do it. Have an outcome and bring everything back to it. That is…Continue Reading

Meet John Leeman – Driven To Success

Meet John Leeman – Driven To Success

Time to Read: 2 minutes 30 seconds Meet John Leeman – Driven To Success This month, Clive Barrett, speaks with John Leeman: FOOTBALL supporters with an allegiance to Sunderland have been through a whole range of emotions over the years, with despair being the current one.Thankfully for inspirational business leader John Leeman, while his heart…Continue Reading

Never trouble trouble

Never trouble trouble

Time to Read: 90 seconds “Never trouble trouble, until… Trouble troubles you” A brilliant quote from the genius Simon Jones – Naked Leader would not be the brand it is today without him. There are enough challenges, problems and worries in our lives without making up more! Last December I was coaching a Finance Director,…Continue Reading

3 little word changes

3 little word changes

Time to Read: 1 minute 30 seconds 3 little word changes that show more care, empathy and anticipation. Care. On a delayed train. Instead of the usual “We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause” (cue silent groans) – “Please accept my personal apologies for the obvious inconvenience this will cause you”. Empathy. Visiting The…Continue Reading