Coaching Mastery and the art of flying

The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy or H2G2 as aficionados call it, is one of the best comic science fiction series in the history of British humour, it is certainly the best five book trilogy ever written. (If you haven’t read it, do so this week.) Arthur Dent, one of the main characters, is stranded for [...]

Beginners Mind

“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything, it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few. ” ― Shunryu Suzuki I have always taught listening with an empty mind is the ultimate skill to be a great coach. As [...]

In Praise of Middle Management

The two toughest transitions. Middle management often get the blame for things going wrong in the organisation. Silo behaviour happening because department heads don’t play nice with each other; Turf wars; Filtering the flow of downward communication because of lack of clarity; Filtering upward communication to keep bad news from the top and make things [...]