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Why do people snap? Say hurtful things? React in ways that don’t seem appropriate? 

Well, some are just mean or toxic!   Snapping, saying hurtful things or reacting with strong emotions can damage relationships at work and at home. Given the stress levels that many operate under, it seems that people tend to lose their … Continue reading

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Our Core Defect Story

Most of us – and many of our clients too – have a core defect story. This is the story that we tell ourselves to help us deal with the emotional pain in our life. This story about our suffering … Continue reading

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Using AAR (After Action Review) in Leadership Reflection and Coaching Supervision

Carroll (2009) talks about how one can use AAR in coaching supervision or in leadership reflection (coaching). The AAR is a learning methodology devised by the American military as a way of learning from doing. The method and experience is … Continue reading

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Still thinking and behaving in the ‘same old ways’? No? How do you really know?

Leadership Reflection – Are are you still stuck in established patterns? ‘You live life forwards, you understand it backwards’ (Kierkegaard). This is true for Leadership too, isn’t it? Yet many senior leaders hardly take the time out to think about … Continue reading

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Coach! Take your game to the next level by working with a Coaching Supervisor!

A Distillation of Research to help us Understand Coaching Supervision Coaching supervision facilitates continuous self-evaluation and learning beyond the initial coach training; research shows that coach development occurs with supervised rather than unsupervised practice and that without supervision skill levels … Continue reading

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