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2 Minute Tip: Making your WhatsApp Profile Work Harder for You

This article was first published in SA Coaching News.  Download your free copy of this issue of SA Coaching News by following this link. I was working with a client recently who is doing a “soft” re-launch of her coaching consultancy. I noticed that her WhatsApp profile showed a picture with a quotation, and she…

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Stay on Target

One of the biggest challenges that I have when working with clients is to keep disciplining them (and myself) to keep things simple.  We are always so tempted to impress, tripping over ourselves to ensure that our potential clients perceive us to be authoritative, credible and subject matter experts – to our own detriment, as…

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Darwin Awards: Drug-dealers Send Drugs to Wrong Address!

I’ve just been highly amused by a report on Talk Radio 702 of a stash of cocaine being mistakenly sent to a German supermarket!  The drug-dealers will surely be awarded first prize in the annual Darwin Awards (for sheer stupidity!) However, there is a lesson even in this ridiculous story: make sure that you send…

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What you focus on is where you will see results

I work with a few clients who have a wide range of interests.  Because of their training and qualifications in different fields, they either try and squeeze unrelated fields of expertise into one business, or they run a number of separate businesses. I find this immensely frustrating when clients try to be all things to…

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Be Aware of the Message that You are Sending Out

My sister passed her learner driver’s licence about 3 weeks ago.  She has a car ready and  waiting for her to practice driving so that she can go for her driver’s licence.  A few years ago, and the first time that she got her learner’s licence, we paid for her to have 10 driving lessons with a…

In defence of Jacob Zuma: Reflecting on the State president’s reshuffling, Shadow roles and Basic Assumptions.

Having just watched these very dynamics play out recently in an organisation of which I am a member, this post made for extremely interesting reading. The description of the Basic Assumptions of groups was spot on when it came to describing the behaviour that was exhibited by members of this group, particularly in terms of…