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What Are You Afraid Of…?

Schools are beginning to return (in Scotland), without much heed to what has been going on across the past few months it seems and speaking to some friends who are teachers, they feel ‘disposable’, uncared for and afraid.

I notice that I have low level anxiety when I am out in public, when people walk too close to me, don’t observe social distancing, slip their mask down from their nose in the shops (or off altogether) … these times have made me fearful. And it’s got me thinking about the word fear and what it means. What am I actually scared of?

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Posted on Wed, August 19, 2020 in General Leadership Personal Development

How Can I Help?

It was a lie…

I was lucky growing up! I was taught from an early age that everyone matters. There was no prejudice in my home. We had friends visit and music played by people from all walks of life. This was in the 60s, 70s and early 80s. 

In the mid 70s I started secondary school. I went to a south east London comprehensive that had a fifty-fifty black/white mix of kids. I was surrounded by, and part of, a rich cultural heritage. I came to believe that this was a ‘normal’ representation of how life would be … I was wrong!

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Posted on Thu, June 11, 2020 in General Leadership Personal Development

Combating Isolation

For many of us the concept of working from home is new. And potentially horrifying. At Creative Coaching we have been giving thought to the loneliness and potential sense of isolation that may come in being prevented from going to our usual places of work as the lockdowns become tighter and tighter in the face of the spread of Covid-19. 

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Posted on Wed, March 18, 2020 in General Leadership Personal Development

4 Leadership Goal Setting Tips for Making 2021 a Success

Effective leaders understand that goal-setting is necessary for team cohesion and defining measurable metrics. Goal setting gives direction, and direction improves collaboration. Goals enable you and your team to recognise when you are on track. The goals you choose can help inspire and motivate your team.

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Posted on Tue, January 29, 2019 in General Leadership Personal Development

How to cultivate trust

Trust and confidence is crashing’ –  the headline from an article summarising the feeling of supporters at this year’s World Economic Forum at the Swiss retreat of Davos. With the ever-present tensions surrounding the economy, jobs, inequality and migration among other things, it almost feels like it could be applied to pretty much any current affairs bulletin right now. 

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Posted on Thu, January 26, 2017 in General Leadership Organisational Development

Situation vacant: Chief Empathy Officer

The call for social skills in leadership (often referred to as 'soft' skills) and emotional intelligence (or ‘EQ’) isn’t anything new. You may not find these listed in the job spec, however more and more, companies are looking to recruit employees who can not only demonstrate outstanding expertise, but also collaborate and communicate on teams. 

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Posted on Fri, October 21, 2016 in Coaching General Leadership Personal Development

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