employee engagement

Read this if you want your staff or students to perform better

Business Coaching, Education, human rights, leadership, motivation, racism, staff wellbeing, team building

If your staff or students aren’t performing well, is it down to you? It has long been accepted wisdom that people perform better or worse in work and life in proportion to their self-belief. Henry Ford is reported to have…

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School Leaders: Are you doing too much?

Education, leadership, mental health, motivation, staff wellbeing, teaching

How changing your assumptions about leadership can transform outcomes & help you maintain a balanced life. In the last SLT I was a part of we went for a team weekend break. It was the only time it had ever…

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Which is most important? Character or Competence

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, motivation, staff wellbeing, team building

(Or why 74 million Americans voted for Trump) Character or competence? I wonder what your instinctive reaction is… “Depends on the context” you might say? In a friend? In a teacher/ mentor? In a boss? In a political leader? Of…

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#doingschooldifferently

Education, leadership, staff wellbeing, teaching

I will add to this blog on a regular basis over the next few weeks. I will be tweeting my additions at @PRadfordSpeaker on Twitter. Please follow me there:  but I will also keep adding them here so that it’s…

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The secret to understanding people!

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

All behaviour is communication. I came across this statement whilst assessing a special school for Unicef’s Rights Respecting School Award. Mountjoy School in Dorset caters for children aged 4-18 with severe learning difficulties. Many children there are unable to communicate verbally,…

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36 suggestions to transform the teaching profession!

Business Coaching, Education, leadership, mental health, motivation, staff wellbeing, teaching, team building

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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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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Why isn’t my life how I want it to be?

Business Coaching

We are creatures of habit. Human beings are predisposed towards sameness. We go down the same tracks over and over again and wonder why they always lead to the same destinations! How is it that we can start a new…

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