Monthly Archives: June 2020

GIVING FEEDBACK

I find giving feedback is something that a lot of people struggle with. They struggle when it comes to giving constructive feedback, that helps to improve performance, and they also then forget to give feedback when it comes to positive achievements. I would like to share with you a model that I have found very […]

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Hitting the Pause Button

Hitting the Pause Button

In this episode, Tom bids a short farewell to the CQ for Global Leaders podcast and shares some of the lessons he has learned whilst doing this podcast, as well as some exciting news about his work that we should all watch out for. Hitting the Pause Button A commitment enables you to crystalise your […]

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FEELING FLAT

“I’m feeling flat” said one of my coaching clients last week. “This is week 10 of the lockdown and the lines between my work and personal lives are getting blurred…I’m not sure I’m being effective in either of those areas”.  Are you able to relate to his sentiments? I certainly could. I responded that what […]

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Realigning the Team

Realigning the Team

In this episode, Tom talks about the Four Pillars of Realignment, and how leaders can make use of the current environment to revisit our purpose and values in our organisation.  Realigning the Team The Four Pillars of Realignment Purpose – revisit your purpose. What is your purpose? Why are you in business? How does your […]

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Control Is an Illusion

Control Is an Illusion

In this episode, Tom discusses control as an illusion, what it means, and the important aspects that a leader must have to help them navigate through difficult situations or things that are out of our control. Control Is an Illusion The Cynefin Model is a conceptual framework by David Snowden that leaders can use to […]

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GRATITUDE

About 15 years ago, I attended a lecture by Dr Martin Seligman who is considered the father of positive psychology. He talked about a research project that his team had been working on which demonstrated a significant impact on mental health and wellbeing. It was the practice of gratitude which can be defined as thankful […]

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Are You Feeling Flat?

Are You Feeling Flat

In this episode, Tom talks about the phases we go through when faced with uncertainty and how we can be more flexible and adaptable to the things that are happening around us. Are You Feeling Flat? It’s completely normal to feel flat when faced with sudden changes.  Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy wrote in one of […]

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REFRAMING

Many people far wiser than me have said that “control is an illusion”. I think the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly highlighting this. We have very little control of anything….what we do have though are choices on how we perceive and respond to the situation. In other words, we can’t control what happens to us, but […]

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What Have You Learned During the Lockdown?

Lockdown

In this episode, Tom shares some of the things he learned during the lockdown amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  What Have You Learned During the Lockdown Realising how little money we need to live on and how much money we are wasting on trivial things are just some of the things that people learned during the […]

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JOY

I was sitting in my office last week after a particularly busy and stressful day of numerous Zoom calls and webinars. I looked across to the sofa to see my cat, Millie sound asleep. Under the desk, my dog, Bentley was doing exactly the same. I took a deep breath, paused, and in that moment […]

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