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Lockdown Reflections

Let me start by saying this - during lockdown I have not made a banana bread, sourdough bread or learnt to speak Spanish.  I haven't taken up any musical instruments, started doing yoga or walked 25 miles a day.But neither have I been working 18 hour days (it does beg...

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Taming the Emotional Brain

Like most people who work in learning and development, the last few weeks have been spent frantically transforming the workshops I normally run face to face into ones that can be delivered remotely.  Initially, this involved looking at topics such as how...

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Adapting to the new normal

Many of you will be familiar with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' change curve and, whilst I have used this model for many years when delivering workshops on change, it is just dawned on me that I am currently experiencing the emotions she talked about in her model. Like many...

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Enforced working from home – the benefits!

Like many people, I am now confined to working from home due to the Coronavirus outbreak.  These are very scary times for lots of people, and we need to look out for each other. Normally, I spend much of my working time with people - coaching them, running workshops...

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The danger of having a job I love!

I recently read an article from Jennifer Moss in the Harvard Business Review talking about the danger of doing a job that you love. Now, this sounds counter intuitive but bear with me.  As Moss identifies, the old quote of "“if you do what you love, you’ll never work...

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JK Training Celebrates 10th Birthday!

JK Training is celebrating a very happy 10th birthday this month! The business was formed by Jo Kehoe in March 2009 having gained experience working in Learning and Development as part of an in-house training team for a large company. Taking her experience and...

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Santa – A Great Leader?

  Those people that know me well, know that I am crazy about Christmas. At any time during the year I can tell you exactly how many sleeps it is until Christmas. So, I thought it was time I wrote a blog that was dedicated to the big man himself, Father Christmas....

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Coaching in a Disruptive World

Increasingly over the last few months, I have come across the word "disruptive" being used in an organisational context.  Change is, as we know, inevitable in both our work and home lives, but the idea of being purposefully disruptive is not one that sits naturally...

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Executive Coaching – a New Adventure

Last weekend I started on a new adventure - I went back to University! I have signed up to do a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Coaching at Leicester Castle Business School (part of De Montfort University), a course that will not only give me an academic...

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