Category Leadership Development

Parliamentary Copyright 2017

Research Integrity: a Regulatory Future?

The POSTnote on Integrity in Research (January 2017) summarises the key approaches to supporting, and the challenges around, good research practice in the UK .

Into the Grey: Owning Your Integrity

Grey areas. You know the ones I mean. They’re so tricky because, well, they’re grey. There’s no definition, no differentiation, no black and white. Just one opaque, perhaps conflicted, even disorientating situation.

Free Fall: Notes on Disruption

Disruption is a tear in the fabric of our reality. It is an interruption to our sense of normality and a pause in the rhythm of our life.

At the Edge of Your World

You probably don’t believe that the world is flat. But what if your parents, teachers, and other influential figures had told you so? And warned you not to stray too far from the shore lest you fall off the edge?

The Wall

Writing on The Wall

Do you sometimes feel as though you’ve hit a wall? That you can no longer see the way ahead, and that your efforts are met only with resistance?

(Re-)Imagining Choice-Points

Every choice we make, no matter how small, has the potential to change our life in ways unimagined… and a correlation between the choice, and the depth of the impact, is not always evident.

All the World’s a Stage…

Have you ever performed on stage? A stage with hot lighting, shadowy wings, and the penetrating gaze of an audience?

The Ethical Coach

What does it mean to be an ethical coach? In a truly authentic and meaningful way (rather than simply paying lip service to a code of conduct)?

For the Courageous

This is for the courageous. For the courageous who, sometimes, feel anything but. The courageous for whom a hundred years lived in idleness might, on occasion, sound like a blessed relief.

I Think This Belongs To You

Advice. It’s something we all appreciate from time to time. Particularly when it’s invited. But what happens when the advice you are proffered has nothing to do with you… and everything to do with the other person?

Your Own Personal Whiteout

Have you ever faced a situation where everything went into white? How did you feel? And if this feeling was a movement, which movement would it be?

Vulnerability: do you dare to bare?

When I was small, I stood at the back of ballet class. I didn’t want to be seen – I wanted to follow. Now I stand at the front. And I am followed…

Lost in Transition

We have all experienced ‘being lost’ at one time or another… But rest assured: it’s completely normal. We just don’t really like to talk about it.

The Ephemeral Glow of Success

Do you take ownership of your accomplishments? And truly know what success looks like for you?

Wild camping

Recharging (in a world that never sleeps)

As the nights start to draw in I find myself thinking about energy. More specifically, the importance of taking the time to tend to our own energy levels.

The Art of Not Knowing

What does not knowing mean to you? Do you go with the flow, or start to sink under the weight of uncertainty? And what is it about not knowing that can challenge us?

Coaching with Nonviolence

I recently joined the inspiring Simon Cavicchia and Helen-Jane Ridgeway on their two day masterclass: Coaching with the Body in Mind.

The Power of Narrative: what’s your story?

We humans are sense-makers. We have been telling each other stories for thousands of years to explain our momentary existence on this spinning blue planet.

Yoga and the Coach Practitioner

Coaching and yoga (particularly Ashtanga, a moving meditation) are common bedfellows. And yet each individual’s approach to their practice is unique.

Resilience: know your Achilles’ heel

Are you a resourceful and resilient human being? With reasonable levels of self-awareness and self-management? And yet certain sentiments cut right to your core, and threaten to undermine your sense of self?