“In carrying on my own humble creative effort, I depend greatly upon that which I do not yet know, and upon that which I have not yet done.“ Max Weber
“As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves.” Carl Rogers
“But what a fool believes he sees No wise man has the power to reason away What seems to be Is always better than nothing” Michael McDonald
“Why do we treat the fleeting day With so much needless fear and sorrow? It’s in its nature not to stay: Today is always gone tomorrow.” Wislawa Szymborska
I deal in questions. They’re part of my stock-in-trade territory of being a coach. But only part, alongside listening and giving a client my complete attention, and … I digress … Richard Mullender in his most excellent book, Communication Secrets of a Hostage Negotiator, reminds us of the importance of listening first, before any questions… Read More Listen, then ask . . .
“It seems to me that there are more hearts broken in the world that can‘t be mended Left unattended What do we do? What do we do?” Gilbert O’Sullivan
Juan Mata’s blog post about team-mate Michael Carrick is well worth a read . . . I played with Michael Carrick! (14 May 2018) From the perspective of a much admired and respected team member, it’s wonderful … and that Mr Mata should have taken time and made effort to put his kind words for… Read More Top of the league . . .
“All that I could rule I don’t check for fools All that I need is to be left to live my way.” Paul Weller
Feeling less and less in touch with the world I live in from a popular culture point of view. I realised the other day I might be the only person who couldn’t name a Taylor Swift song. I couldn’t even point out what she looks like. Add to that the fact that I’ve never watched… Read More Keeping in touch . . .
“The essence of leadership is … to coach, lead and support people.” Peter Cheese, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 13 September 2018