May 7, 2018

In the course of my work with various audiences, I have found personal narrative to be a powerful means to communicate.  My current role is in a Christian college, where it can be effective to draw on that shared context to link Gospel values to illustrations. In the f...

February 25, 2018

What should you look for from a coach?  Beyond having a good feeling about the coach (although that's important), or hearing from a trusted friend that someone is a good coach (also potentially important), today I'm talking about the process that a coach offers - speci...

February 11, 2018

You know you should say something about an issue - but how?  You don't want to make it worse, and in any case, conflict is so uncomfortable.    You are not alone.  Conflict avoidance is a widespread phenomenon, both in the workplace and our personal lives....

February 4, 2018

Have you seen the Greatest Showman?  The whole theme of the movie is COMING ALIVE.  As a leader it is essential that you have some idea of what makes you come alive.  How can you impart enthusiasm to those who follow you if you're unclear about your own 'spark'?...

October 10, 2017

Appreciative Inquiry is an action research method with a focus on strengths, which has been recognised as an effective way to initiate change and innovation in organisational systems.  Traditionally used by practitioners within business, processes involved in Appreciat...

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