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We are trained to believe that we need multiple reasons to underpin a point of logic, a decision or a course of action. I'm not sure that always stacks up.
It takes years to find your feet as a coach - not because you can't be helpful from the start but because you can be helpful more often the more practice you get. I created this video for a client to support a 3-part 'rudiments of coaching' programme.
At best, a waste of time, at worst a painful exercise in social gymnastics. That is how many of us view the ritual of 'making small-talk'. But are we all missing the point of small talk by paying too much attention to the label and not enough heed to the potential upside?
We are great at learning when the basic rules that govern how we develop new habits are observed. There are only 3 and they are worth knowing regardless of the nature of the new capability we are trying to develop.
Few would dispute the notion that we benefit from a holiday from our regular job. The nature of our work lives, dominated as they are by our constant connectedness to clients, colleagues and bosses, gives us little chance to rest from week to week as might once have been the case in pre-digital times. But how do we attain the true respite that we seek when we finally go 'on holiday'?