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OPINION: THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – CROSSING THE DIVIDE

We need climate conscious coaches who can bridge the chasm between ‘business as usual’ conversations at work and their inner beliefs   In the last column I spoke of the earthquake in Surrey, UK. It woke me physically and shook me into being more active in addressing the big issues already around us, and coming […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: SHAKIN’ ALL OVER

An earthquake in England led Neil Scotton to think about climate change – and an earth-shattering conclusion about our profession and planet Earth   It was with great fear of a backlash that in late February I posted on LinkedIn the article which appears in an edited version below. What happened next was extraordinary. Have […]

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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 […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: UNDO YOUR LIMITING BELIEFS

Take a moment to think about ‘Leader’. What comes to mind? A heroic leader leading a charge into battle? A thought leader launching new ideas and new connections between ideas? A spiritual leader bringing their sense of life, community wisdom, meaning, connection to ‘the greater’? Maybe a business leader, or political leader or community leader […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – WILL YOU BE THERE?

By Neil Scotton It seems that the last column (Vol 13, issue 5, p14) really landed with many. One response, an email from Belinda Smith, stood out. “Your article really rang true….After 20 years of coaching, I sometimes wonder if/whether I’ve made a difference.” We spoke. She shared her experiences of two paradigms: ‘Doom and […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – PLANET NOT PROFIT: A NEW ERA?

Coaches are turning their sights from the economy to personal connection, from out there to in here. And organisations and leaders are feeling it too  Neil Scotton  “Looking back, you can usually find the moment of the birth of a new era, whereas, when it happened, it was one day hooked on to the tail of […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS

Neil Scotton reflects on the Magna Carta principle that all of us are equal. Using gratitude habits will help us appreciate and shape how we act in the future Runnymede is famous for Magna Carta, the first enshrining in law of the principle that everyone, including the monarch, is subject to the rule of law. […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: STAND UP, STAND OUT

Discerning values, how they are made and then consistently living them, helps embed them in an organisation’s culture. A great workplace is a successful one  By Neil Scotton and Alister Scott Last week, a leader in a client organisation shared a story from a conference they had been to. “The speaker, a CEO, stood up […]

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