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Businesswoman named “Katherine the Great” and “Superwoman” by the British Press tells Davos world leaders to invest in people and use Coaching.

“The human dynamic in any organisation defines it. Culture is not created by technology, powerpoint presentations or numbers on a spreadsheet. It is our people that create the long-lasting and sustainable threads that will continue to be woven throughout our organisational histories. Periods such as these will be defined by the leadership that is displayed. In essence, when the going gets tough, the fundamental difference between the right sort of leadership and the wrong sort will be exacerbated.

It will be a courageous leader who continues to focus on the investment in human capital during the coming months. Of all leadership traits, courage is one of the most vital, it differentiates leaders from followers. It will be ever more important to make the right decisions. In order for companies to gain true competitive advantage, they will need to attract, retain and develop the right people. Regardless of role or title, we owe it to all our people to enable them to maximise their performance potential.

It will take a courageous leader in these troubled and uncertain times, to take the long-term view and continue to develop their people. It is perhaps too easy to focus on the short-term and for many, this is exactly what they will be doing. However, it is precisely at moments such as this that leaders should be seeking to fulfil the potential of the people who they lead”.

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To head off into the weekend I thought I would share this note that I just received from a client I have been coaching for a little over a year:

One day, there was a blind man sitting on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet and a sign that read: ‘I am blind, please help.’

A Coach was walking by and stopped to observe. He saw that the blind man had only a few coins in his hat. He dropped in more coins and, asked for permission to change the sign, the Coach then took the sign and rewrote it.

He returned the sign to the blind man and left. That afternoon the Coach returned to the blind man and noticed that his hat was full of bills and coins.

The blind man recognized his footsteps and asked if it was he who had rewritten his sign and wanted to know what he had written on it.

The Coach responded: “Nothing that was not true. I just wrote the message a little differently.” He smiled and went on his way.

The new sign read: “Today is Spring and I cannot see it”.

Sometimes we need to change our thinking. If we always do what we’ve always done, we’ll always get what we’ve always got.

“Be the Change”

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Keeping it simple

We’ve been busy simplifying the MindTram web site. Despite having a keen awareness of the benefits of keeping clutter out of all aspects of my life, for some reason, the MindTram website just kept growing. I was adding more and more articles, more pages, more descriptions of services and on and on.

In Coaching I work with clients to help them see that achieving simplicity is deceptively complex because it is a thoughtful process and provide useful guidance on the simplification process.

So to keep with my principles the site is getting a simplified but important make-over and its taking a bit of time because it needs a lot of careful thought.

I would appreciate any comments, good or bad, as the site takes shape over the next few weeks.

Thank you

Colin

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