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    On having a conversation

    Research shows that we are likely to interrupt another person on average every seventeen seconds before interrupting or interjecting our own ideas. If we are not interrupting another person we may be busy defending ourselves or fighting to be heard.

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    How present are you?

    Leadership presence is both convincing and reassuring for those who experience a person who can light up a room by just being there, present an inspiring speech or simply make a person feel really heard for the first time.

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    Myths of Mindful Leadership

    This can be a misunderstood concept. Some people may think of “mindfulness” as a self absorbed state or a meditative state involving withdrawal from the world.

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    Moving from Boss to Coach

    Coaching is effective in organisations where executives and senior managers support coaching and have been through training themselves. 

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    The Toxic Leader

    So much of coaching is about helping people to deal with the effects of toxic leadership. Those who have experienced a toxic corporate culture at its worst, know what one looks like and the inevitable role of the toxic leader.

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    The New Leadership Buzz Words?

    An authentic leader who lacks hubris, has greater humility, has the potential to increase employee morale and is closer to the ideal of the sort of leadership modelled by Ghandi, Mandela, or more recently, Obama.

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    Coaching Nerds

    Another emerging leader in the new leadership paradigm of the 21st Century is the nerd otherwise known as the creative. Nerds often start professional life as technical specialists or people with a particular passion for an idea or a product.

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    What to look for in a coach

    Do we know what we are looking for in a coach when we meet with him or her for the first time? How can we tell if a coach is a good match for us? What are the characteristics to look for in an effective coach?

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    StartAnew Values

    StartAnew supports personal responsibility for self-care and for creating the future. Taking steps towards achieving goals requires courage.

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    Phases of the Adult Life Journey

    Change is an inevitable fact of the adult life journey. We are continually adjusting to the changes we have made for ourselves or the changes that are bestowed on us.

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