Interviewed in The Sunday Times August 13th 2017 actor and director Idris Elba was quoted … “I feel like fear is a really boring waste of time. It’s a muscle. It’s an exercise. It’s pushing past the comfort zone. You can’t live a life thinking it could go bad. I could have got run over … Continue reading Idris Elba nails it …
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The great organisations give space, support and a framework for success that is clear – this is not the soft option or approach – many people, as you may have experienced, see the setting and managing of clear frameworks more difficult that just letting people succeed or fail on their own account. The number of … Continue reading Focus on Feedback not Failure
Play along and WIN the Corporate Game but take some risks with your team that really stretch those Possibilities ….. www.theresultscentre.com Those teams with the vision, drive and creative engineering mindset who designed and built Concorde in the 1960’s lived and chose to work in a World of Possibilities. They were not constrained by the … Continue reading What would flying Concorde in your Bi-Plane business look like?
How come the importance of a coach on the performance of an Olympic athlete is often not reflected in the business world? An athlete’s sheer determination undoubtedly contributes to victory but it’s important to remember they don’t do it alone. After being questioned about running 10.04 seconds in Ostrava in the run up to the London … Continue reading Olympians have them – why not you?
A Heidrick & Struggles study of 20,000 executives found that 40% of those hired at senior level left 18 months later. If the first 120 days in a new role determines long-term performance, what makes them successful? Understanding what positively impacts the first four months – or 120 days – in role sets the barometer … Continue reading Transition and Onboarding – ask yourself 3 Questions …
I don’t understand the elevator pitch. I don’t understand how anyone attending a networking event can be anything but distracted by having a short and rehearsed speech prepared about themselves dancing around their head? Is it me? When I see people honestly connecting at networking events, it is because they are engaged in a conversation … Continue reading Ban the Elevator Pitch
Half of my clients are women, the majority of people writing about gender equality are women and I wanted to ask some questions to my male business partner. Here goes: What do you think it’s like to be a woman in business? There is no doubt that there is a seam of misogynist attitude that … Continue reading I asked a man what it’s like to be a woman in business
Clients often ask, “What return will I get from Executive Coaching?” In my experience there are several ways of answering this question ranging from ‘What do you want?’ to a more in-depth view of the research supporting the efficacy of coaching. In their meta-analysis of the effects of coaching on individual outcomes, Theeboom et al … Continue reading Looking for just financial returns from Executive Coaching is far too narrow?
Marshall Goldsmith, author of ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’ asks some interesting questions about business coaching. He says “Imagine yourself at 95, knowing what was important and what wasn’t. Take that knowledge to heart now, both for your career and for your personal life”. You are now about to receive the best … Continue reading The Best Coaching You Will Ever Get!
Often when we see a thing from a different angle, we see it in a whole new way. The disruption of turning our world upside down gives us a fresh perspective on a problem that may have been causing us sleepless nights or an opportunity that we couldn’t see for looking. The Results Centre have … Continue reading Seeing things differently in 2017