self-improvement


Coaching
Maintaining awareness What is the biggest problem in adopting a new behaviour? For most of us, it is simply remembering that we are trying to change our behaviour. Sometimes, days can go by, and then something will happen (perhaps an outlook reminder of our impending coaching session) and we will […]

Overcoming the biggest obstacle to personal growth


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Do you work for an organisation or an enterprise? Chances are that you work for both. Many people use the two words interchangeably because they are almost synonymous with each other. Who could imagine undertaking a sizeable enterprise without some sort of organisation? And yet organisations are not the only […]

Confusing organisation with enterprise


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How do you feel when faced with the ‘opportunity’ to be creative? Everybody has the capacity to be creative, and it can be wonderfully fulfilling when it is done right. But the reality for many people is that, once they have got past listing the obvious issues and bitch-points, their […]

Time to SCAMPER



Tracking Communication
Do you seek sharper meetings, smarter email, better customer service, self-improving internal systems? Have you calculated how much time and productivity you lose through these things? It is a lot. But a big part of the problem is that most organisations can only guess at the figure. They have no […]

Inspirometer enables smarter communication


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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”   George Eliot “Living up to your potential.” Sounds like a good thing – right? Getting better at things means that we will become more influential, effective, sought-after, respected; and this means that we will have greater control […]

I am fine as I am, thanks!!!


Coaching
When we first developed the Inspirometer, and shared the idea of capturing feedback from others about our work and how it impacts them, the initial reaction surprised us. We expected a response of ‘Wow, that’s great, how do I get one?’ – and indeed that is what we got from […]

The Dangers of Confusing Feedback with Criticism



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The Inspirometer measures one thing – the satisfaction of your customers (internal and external) over time. We have occasionally been asked whether people can remove data from their Inspirometer where the customer has clearly ‘got it wrong’, and we have spent some considerable time pondering this question. On the pros side, it enables […]

Deleting data – is it a good idea?


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Not all frontiers are geographic Adventure is an exciting concept, but your next great adventure may not require you to step outside the comfort of your own home. It will however require you to step outside the comfort of your established patterns of thinking. Adventure is about crossing boundaries into […]

What would a braver person do?