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36 suggestions to transform the teaching profession!

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These 36 suggestions have come out of lots of years working in and with schools. The teaching profession is haemorrhaging teachers at an unprecedented rate: 20% plan to leave in the next two years, 40% in the next five years! Lots…

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Finding your Purpose

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, Life Coaching, motivation, team building

Many businesses have a purpose statement of some kind but for many it is little more than words on a website. The principle is very simple – in order to score you need to be clear what you’re aiming at!…

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Out of the Cave – part 2: The path to authenticy.

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Back to Plato’s cave. In the outer part of the cave, behind the prisoners there is a divide. Behind this divide are puppeteers who are holding aloft objects which deflect the light coming from the fire at the front of…

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Getting out of the Cave – part 1

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, Life Coaching, Life Skills, motivation, team building

Or  Why everything you thought you knew is wrong! The ancient philosopher Plato suggested that people everywhere live most of their lives like prisoners trapped in a cave. The prisoners are confined in their viewpoint and can only see shadows…

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Will this be your best year yet? You decide!

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, Life Coaching, Life Skills, motivation

How committed are you to what you’re doing? One of the biggest killers of progress is indecision. Wavering, hesitancy, half-heartedness, apprehensiveness.  None of these traits give birth to successful, thriving projects or businesses. At some point you have to make…

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It’s not money you need, it’s trust.

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, motivation, teaching, team building

People talk about needing ‘capital’ in order to expand and grow a business or improve their school.  What they usually mean by this is money. But there is another kind of capital that is far more significant to growth than…

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Leadership lessons from Bananarama

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, Life Skills, motivation, teaching, team building

Before the summer, having booked to see Michael Buble in concert at Hyde Park with my wife for our anniversary, we discovered that one of the support acts was Bananarama. Who ended up being the highlight of the show since…

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GRIT predicts success better than any other measure

Life Coaching, Life Skills

How long do you stick with a task or project when it’s not going your way? How long do your kids, your students or your staff keep attacking a problem before they conclude: “I can’t do this.” According to recent…

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Your team will make or break your project

Business Coaching, Education, Job Market

In ‘Built to Last’ Collins and Porras set out to study twenty ‘visionary’ companies: companies that have stood the test of time, that have outlived the average lifespan of a company and ‘left an indelible imprint on our world’. Companies…

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Where are you headed?

Business Coaching

The average lifespan of a business used to be 40 years.  Now it’s 14 years. What’s the secret to longevity? What makes the difference between the flash-in-a-pan and true, lasting success?  Charles Handy suggests that all of life can be…

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