Enough is Enough

What are the ethics of providing less than 100%?   When is 80% or maybe even less 'enough'?     Does it feel right?  Sometimes - less is more.  In a moment I will show you how this relates to a recent coaching supervision conversation.  For now though - let me tell you a story about my [...]

By | 2018-06-19T16:05:02+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Crow Story

My struggle was on my mind as I set off for a walk in the Vienna Woods yesterday. Then, out of nowhere, a young black crow drops a large acorn in front of me. The acorn smacks against the tarmac, rolls for a bit ... then nothing. I wondered how the young crow knew how [...]

By | 2017-11-16T10:59:47+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Key HR Skill – 5 letters

You probably guessed it, the one keyword stated some 40 times in the CIPD HR professional competency framework is the ability to ‘coach’.  That makes coaching skills pretty key in my view. ‘It’s up to me’ she said. ‘I really want to progress – it’s just I’m the most senior HR person in my organisation [...]

By | 2017-07-05T09:42:43+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HR in-house coach red-eyed moments

Be my HR business partner. Be our HR in-house coach.  Be positive. Be service minded. Be creative. Be the judge, go-between and deliverer of all kinds of news.  Be enthusiastically there for whoever chooses to walk through my door today and virtually 24 x 7. Be pro those HR policies that live more in the [...]

By | 2017-05-05T15:13:11+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

deconstructed apple pie

You might like a taste for yourself of a yummy EMCC Coaching Masterclass pre-conference Appetiser According to cheftalk.com ‘The idea of deconstruction of breaking down a dish into its most basic elements, then preparing and serving them in a way which highlights their individuality while illuminating the way they work together is pretty intuitive’. Louie [...]

By | 2017-05-05T15:13:32+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

holding the space

The Art Of Holding The SpaceSo how do we do it?  ‘Holding the space’ I mean.  When a relative newbie to supervision I struggled to articulate to friends and family what on earth I was learning to do.Could a picture convey what only a few words could not?When I learned to paint abstract paintings my [...]

By | 2017-10-25T13:08:01+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

talking with wolves – dare you?

Talking with wolves - ‘no way why would I do that to myself? I want to support you – but I can’t do that PLEASE DON’T ASK ME TO DO THAT PLEASE. DON’T. ASK. ME. TO. DO. THAT’ In October 2015 that was my dilemma. My head said in that typical Scottish turn of phrase ‘are YOU DAFT or something?’ ….. ‘gone [...]

By | 2017-10-25T10:11:35+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments