November 30, 2018

What are you like with role playing?  How do you feel on team building days or other similar activities when an enthusiastic tutor invites you to stand up and play a role that is unnatural (perhaps) to you.  Many years ago I used to hate the prospect of performance but...

October 30, 2018

Last week a few unrelated threads of work and news combined, to prompt me into reflective mode.  I was thinking about a workshop on corporate disruption that I will be leading with the very fine Improvement Community of Practice (Hampshire).  I was reflecting on an exc...

October 4, 2018

I may be coming a bit late to the party but I caught up with the thinking of Yuval Noah Harari during an interview he gave on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week (October 1st).  I say that I am coming a bit late to his party given that his third book, 21 Lessons for the 21st...

September 30, 2018

I recently had one of those moments during a conversation where I had the strongest sense of agreement with a view being expressed to me.  It comes with a sense of being drawn toward an idea, a notion and can often be accompanied by body language that echoes that ‘towa...

May 27, 2018

Recently I had cause to reflect on self-awareness and the importance of a coach having the opportunity to be coached themselves.

A couple of months ago we were on holiday in Las Alpujarras in the south of Spain.  As always we spent a lot of time walking around the mount...

May 2, 2018

It’s amazing how a change in language can open up new perspectives.  I had reason to reflect on this while listening to a recent programme on Radio 4 called The Second Genome.  It was about microbes.  I thought I knew a thing or two about them.  I have the widely held...

April 30, 2018

Having just closed the door on 36 years of full time PAYE employment and opened the one marked ‘self employed’ I find myself responding to my first shareholder meeting.  My one shareholder, my wife, made it clear that future business depended on the Director (me, hoora...

April 25, 2018

A momentous moment for me passed quietly at the point where March became April in 2018. It was the point at which I went from being a paid employee of 36 years standing to being self employed as Director of Alpamayo Coaching Ltd.

The emotions and feelings related to thi...

April 24, 2018

Crikey - I woke up a couple of weeks back to the news that Glaxo SmithKline are buying up Novartis’ consumer health division and was really annoyed that the first phrase that entered my head was ‘what goes around, comes around’. I really hate the phrase, not for the wo...

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