Ever heard of the imposter syndrome? I bet Mark Furness has. Mark Furness’ story is one of success. Surviving for a while only on cereal, and earning a meagre, but honest and necessary, living working in a Thai takeaway, he had ambition to do something else. And after a long, hard slog, with support from… Read More The real you . . .
Deb Weidenhamer, founder of American Auction Company, says that goal-setting, planning, and managing your time wisely are critical for success. Perhaps a message which might not surprise any of us. It sounds sensible and more than reasonable, doesn’t it. However, she also suggests that there’s another important ingredient that shouldn’t be overlooked – do… Read More Accomplishing greatness . . .
Last year, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the excellent, Networking Nation (still available), presented by Julia Hobsbawm OBE. In 5, 15-minute episodes, Ms Hobsbawm encouraged us to think about what networking means. I’m intrigued by brilliant networking. I think we should all do more of it (see Around my kitchen table (04 October 2015) and yesterday’s Note… Read More Collide with the unexpected . . .
If only I’d been any good at maths, I might have been a scientist. But I wasn’t, and I’m not. So when the world of popular science opened up a few years ago, I devoured what was being written by a range of very patient authors who gave more than a nod to people like… Read More Back to basics . . .
You may recall my recent epiphany around listening (Give in to it 05 September 2015). It was a story shared from my coaching perspective: well, you’d expect a good coach to be able to hear what you’re saying, and to listen well, wouldn’t you? Listening as a stand-alone skill, is way up there on my list… Read More Bringing them into focus . . .
No. 8 in my Note to self series. Print if off, cut it out, keep it close.
I like words. I learnt some new ones the other day: data rot and link decay. Ouch. I’m guessing they made it into the dictionary fairly recently, or at least into a more technical dictionary than the one I’m used to. And if you were wondering, they roughly translate as this:… Read More Looking after you . . .
I wouldn’t be so bold as to comment on my success – that’s for others to feed back on – but what I can say is that the key to my satisfaction, and the essence of my body of work, is to be able to coach. When I found coaching, I felt I’d come… Read More What captivates you?