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The one in front of you

We have just returned from what proved to be an awesome “big trip”away to India, Africa and Asia and as ever there was so much to learn about what it means to be an effective leader.  On our way back from Mozambique, we touched down at a small airport in Pemba and I had the joy and privilege of meeting one of my personal heroes- an amazing woman called Heidi Baker.  Heidi is a small woman with a massive heart and a faith which is nothing short of electric!  What stayed with me though was her comment that she always
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Leading from who you are

What does it really mean to lead from who we are?  In an age when we have a plethora of alternatives- we can be transactional, transformational, distributed, collaborative, situational…….can it really be quite so simple as to, well just be ourselves? Gareth Jones and Rob Goffee (authors of “why should anyone be led by you?”) seem to think so.  Maggie Ellis (Business consultant and Director of “LifeCentre”) who speaks extensively on leading from your “core” seems to think so and whether we are considering our congruent self or our mindful self, there seems to be an increasing momentum towards what
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Influential leaders

I am thrilled to be a semi finalist in the Nat West Venus award in the category of “influential woman of the year” and its caused me to reflect on what it means to extend influence. Here are my reflections: I   Interest in others and a desire to make a difference N  noticing what is important to others and showing understanding of this in your communication F  Feeling what others feel so that you can relate L  Listening to what others have to say U  Understanding what is important to others E  Empathising with the situation, circumstances and feelings of another N  Nurturing
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Want to ensure your coaching/mentoring remains cutting edge?

Tania West now has some limited spaces available for coaches or mentors seeking supervision for their practice.  According to the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) Supervision is as essential for coaches and mentors as a car service is for a car!   We service our cars not because there is necessarily something wrong with them but because we want to ensure they continue to run well.  The same is true of supervision.  As professional coaches and mentors we want to ensure that we are offering the best possible service to our clients.  Supervision affords us the time and space
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