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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: THE PLAY’S THE THING

Coaching helps our clients understand their work and lives, and the many roles they will play. Just make sure they focus on the bigger picture, not just their lines By Neil Scotton and Alister Scott In his book, Myself and Other More Important Matters, Charles Handy recounts being approached by a man. “I hear that […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: SIR JOHN WHITMORE

“Feisty, outspoken, passionate, wise, fatherly, generous, caring, open.” Neil Scotton remembers an extraordinary man who changed his life Sir John Whitmore is dead. That’s the news I’ve just woken up to. By the time you read this it will be slightly old news. But I sense my heart will still be saddened. My first meeting […]

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OPINION: THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – WOULD YOU COACH DONALD?

If you were asked, how would you respond? We used our Legacy Thinking toolbox to come up with predictable answers – and an interesting solution It was a question I posed to the wonderful Guildford Coaches Group in the UK. I was invited there to share tools from our Legacy Thinking toolbox. The US election […]

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OPINION: THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – MAKING GOOD HAPPEN

What is your client’s true agenda? By helping them surface their deepest wishes, we can help support them to make their dreams come true Neil Scotton and Alister Scott Peter Drucker wrote in The Practice of Management “…the important and difficult job is never to find the right answer; it is to find the right […]

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THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: BE BRAVE, WAVE YOUR FLAG

The recent Brexit vote has made many focus on what’s important to them. In our client conversations, too, we must focus, using courage and boldness By Alister Scott and Neil Scotton A debate kicked off in September on the UK’s BBC Radio Four about flags: are we waving them more than we used to and, […]

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BREXIT OPINION: THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT – THE NEW POLITICAL FRONTLINE

The result of the EU referendum has led to a divided nation. These may be dark times, but they are also the time for coaching to shine at its brightest By Alister Scott and Neil Scotton   There are moments when everything changes. It used to be that here in the UK we’d never talk […]

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OPINION: THREE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT

What’s your potential? Coaching helps clients be the best they can be – but to do what? And in what ways does it manifest itself in clients, organisations and in us, the coaches? By Alister Scott and Neil Scotton   The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative […]

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