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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: WHAT WILL BE YOUR LEGACY?

Are you ready to make a difference in the world? Ask yourself, what’s your piece of the puzzle, and how can you get it placed in the wider jigsaw   It feels as if we’re at the tipping point. A rapidly rising number of coaches are openly talking about differences they want in society, workplaces, leadership, for the planet, and our children and their future. And they’re galvanising action. Lise Lewis and I experienced this at the Coaching at Work conference, where we ran a session, ‘The Earthquake, the Chasm and your piece of the Puzzle’. I’ve written here previously […]

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OPINION: THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – FACING THE BRUTAL FACTS

How are you thinking about the big changes we are facing? There are no half measures – you need to bring it right across your coaching practice By Alister Scott   Whether we like it or not, big change is upon us all. Globalisation, the speed of technological change, information overload, resource depletion, the impact of social media, political unrest, migration, environmental change…the list goes on. The case for coaches thinking about big change can all too easily be made on a normative basis – in other words, you have to care about one or other of the big changes […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: DO WE SHARE THE SAME PAIN?

So many of us are feeling ‘the heat’, from this endless summer, climate change and political uncertainty. Is it time for all of us to start doing the right thing? I’ve just been for a walk. Early. Because later it will be too hot. As I write, here in the UK we’re going through a heatwave. Our green and pleasant land is decidedly brown and yellow. It could be worse. Sweden is burning. They have asked for international support to help them tackle forest fires. In Greece, 74 people have died in such fires so far. Climate change is now […]

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BOOK REVIEWS

Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Techniques for Developing Learning and Performance (3rd ed) Eric Parsloe and Melville Leedham Kogan Page 978 07494 7762 2 4 out of 5 stars I found the earlier edition of this text invaluable as a reference for my doctoral research study in executive coaching. This new edition is even more powerful with its re-energising of Part One with the latest developments in the most relevant techniques and models for professional practice in coaching and mentoring. The inclusion of Part Two with offerings from OCM experts in the field is an authoritative addition that reflects current trends […]

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Three minutes to midnight – to serve and protect?

Getting past the demons This is the third in a new series of columns on our role in tackling the complicated economic, environmental and social challenges we face. It will be a place to question, offer, share, explore, challenge, dissent, celebrate, reflect, learn and enjoy As the world, our organisations and our communities face big, sometimes scary, nearly always complex, problems, how do you respond? Do you step forward consistently to lead in your own way? Go with the flow? Or resist, finding reasons why it isn’t your problem? The writer about myths, Joseph Campbell, spoke of how temples, cathedrals […]

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