Life Skills

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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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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Part 2: Who will do the jobs that don’t yet exist? Is education doing its job?

Education, Job Market, Life Skills

In ‘A Whole New Mind’ Daniel Pink makes the persuasive argument that the future is Right Brained.  He traces the development of jobs and education through three distinct eras: 1. The Industrial Age – in which profits and careers were…

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Who will do the jobs that don’t yet exist?

Business Coaching, Education, Job Market, Life Skills

So at least 45% of the jobs that our current students will do in the future don’t yet exist.  One estimate puts the figure at 65%! The question is raised then as to what extent the education we are providing…

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How does parenting impact future success?

Education, Life Coaching, Life Skills

I recommend Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘Outliers’.  In it he analyses in detail the factors which affect success.  One point about parenting caught my attention.  He says various studies into parenting approaches all show the same thing: that there are basically…

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