Monthly Archives June 2017

the DEEPER CONVERSATIONS of life and leadership

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from two decades of coaching it’s that everything comes back to the conversation. As Judith Glaser cites in her book Conversational Intelligence (a quote I’ve used before here): “Getting to the next level of greatness depends on our culture. Our culture depends on the quality of our relationships. Our relationships depend on the quality of our conversation. Everything starts with conversation” And – I would add this piece – that real, meaningful, intentional and useful conversations starts with questions, quickly followed by deeply intentional and open listening. Conversation, I hear you say, that’s easy. We
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The Perfection of Imperfection

  I’ve been trying today to write about an insight on perfection which emerged from a conversation with a client this week. The struggle, I eventually realized, was that I expect my writing to be ‘perfect’. The very thing I wanted to be free from, was unwittingly getting in my way. Having realized this (eventually) I’m now writing with the intention that this blog will be either imperfectly perfect or perfectly imperfect – are those the same thing? Either way, I’m thinking it’s about letting go of unspoken expectations based on the illusion that someone has defined the result of
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