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It’s lonely at the top

Do you ever get to the end of a week at work and feel as if you’ve just sailed single-handedly across a vast ocean? You’ve managed a dozen mini crises. Had a multitude of conversations. Made some easy and some difficult decisions and steered the organisation, as successfully as you know how, through the ebbs […]

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Sometimes you just gotta trust

Why you absolutely must trust your team

It’s hard to put total trust in your people sometimes, isn’t it? A big project is about to go live and you find yourself awake at night, worrying. All those disastrous worst case scenarios go round and round.  You wonder whether the staff member in charge really is on top of everything. What if? What […]

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Learning at Work Day giveaways

        Today is Learning at Work Day. To celebrate I’m giving away lots of free coaching to charities. If you think your charity would benefit from one of the services below totally free of charge DM me on twitter @katieduckworth or email me at katieduckworth@mac.com (if we’re not already following each other.) […]

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What are Aung San Suu Kyi’s values?

I was talking to a third sector coaching client yesterday about the stunning victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy, in Burma’s recent byelection. We’d just finalised a list of her unique set of core values and wondered what Suu Kyi’s values might be? Patience, we could only presume. She […]

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If emails cost 60p

  Were you amazed by the recent rise in the price of a stamp? 60p for first class!? Charities are rightly worried about the impact of this bombshell – from the increase in the price of direct mailing to the cost of communicating with often elderly volunteers who may not be on-line. This price hike […]

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How to be happy

Happiness Expert Dan Gilbert says it all in this inspirational and funny talk from the TED* archives. Originally recorded in 2004, it still has plenty to say about how we can think ourselves happy. Happy Christmas!   *www.TED.com is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to spreading Great Ideas.

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Coaching marathon – how it went

Wow! What a week. That was some marathon! My Learning at Work week was absolutely buzzing as I coached dozens of committed and hard-working third sector staff in my marathon ‘speed coaching’ sessions.  It’s amazing what you can achieve in 25 – 40 minutes if both coach and client are focused – which I can […]

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