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 [...]

The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty

An all time favourite read of mine is “The Universe and The Teacup” by K. C. Cole. The book is subtitled “The Mathematics of Truth and Beauty.” and in the introduction Dr Cole mentions the symmetry that comes into play in the work of  Emmy Noether and Albert Einstein. Truth and Beauty, she claims, are [...]

How to get your boss to help you

As an executive coach I have helped thousands of managers, at all levels in companies over the years, to add coaching skills to their toolkit. They all prove they can do it and go back to work enthusiastic to apply the new skills. Yet there is an interesting challenge for them. How to get ongoing [...]

Ice Cream and Matrix Management

Mummy and Daddy need to talk. The Ice Cream. It was a warm Sunday afternoon in England. One of those rare ones, where summer seemed to get it’s head around what is was supposed to be like. I was slobbed out on the sofa watching F1. My favourite sport, and nothing gets in the way [...]