Tag «executive coaching»

de-clutter your diary

Tip 11: de-clutter your diary. With time, we tend to get into routines and auto-pilot mode. We stop paying attention to what we are doing and simply carry on with the usual. What’s in your diary that you could stop doing? What’s unnecessary, unhelpful or no longer a priority? And with that new space in …

just say it!

I just attended a very interesting webinar run by London Business School and presented by Herminia Ibarra about career transitions during this disruptive period. One of the points made was about the importance of reflecting out loud to further our thinking. Saying things changes things. Getting our mental clutter out into the world makes us …

how many air miles are you doing every day?

I have written about this before, about the invisible carbon footprint of our digital activity. But this puts it into perspective! (source: Wired magazine, Jan 2020) Our e-mails, chats, Google searches, YouTube watches, weather checks… they all happen as if by magic. But these are powered by vast data centres, which are built in remote …

what are your clutter words?

  Today I had the priviledge of running a development session for a group of experienced coaches. We talked all things clutter, and what gets in the way of our work, our clients, their work, their system. I like to start my sessions by asking delegates what their clutter words are, and below are their …

what’s your plan?

Today, I met a client who I have been working with for a while. He was on to see his financial adviser after our meeting to discuss planning for his pension. This in itself is not that unusual. What is a bit more unusual is how very different this is from where he was one …

what’s on your desk?

I was delighted to be invited by Owen James to deliver the keynote at last week’s Meeting Of Minds. I spoke about de-cluttering, about why the stuff we accumulate matters, about how our digital clutter affects us even though we don’t notice it as much, and about how our emotional clutter also gets in the …

what’s next?

One of my clients is a senior IT consultant looking for a new career direction right now. He is aware that both his industry and his interests are changing, and feels stuck in an old way of thinking. His mind is cluttered with many ideas and thoughts, all of which are going around in circles …

the art of self-disruption?

Today I attended a very interesting talk on the Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed. We all know that diversity is meant to be a good thing, and there is now also a fair amount of empirical data to show that this is the case. Diversity however is also not always relevant, it is …

about frenzy, overwhelm, patients and patience…

One of the things that I am involved with in my local community is chairing the Patient Participation Group of my GP surgery. Earlier this month I attended a conference to meet other PPG chairs and various NHS representatives, and to learn from others’ experiences and ideas. The thing that struck me was how overworked …

how dark is your data?

This was one amongst many topics discussed in last week’s very interesting event by CIO WaterCooler on managing data complexity. Unsurprisingly, dark data (data that is being generated and stored by companies, but not used in any way) accounts on average for more than half of all the data held. What huge untapped potential! It’s …