4 Mar
Posted by Sally Dellow

IWD2021: I Choose to Challenge

Which Witch Will YOU Stop Ducking? Last week I saw a wonderful post on Facebook (from @KarlyWhitaker) that read: “Who knows why we were taught to fear the witches, and not those […]

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17 Feb
Posted by Sally Dellow

Nihilism, Naïveté and Nostalgia

by Sally Dellow Are short sellers short-sighted? Are Robin Hood investors right? Should we be worried about shares, futures and our shared future? I have a number of High Net Worth and […]

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3 Aug
Posted by Sally Dellow

The Butterfly Beyond the Wall

Can we fly into the future today? I am an unabashed Harry Potter fan.  In The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter suddenly finds that he can no longer run through the wall to […]

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8 May
Posted by Sally Dellow

Y-o-Y – Why, oh why

How can we rethink growth from the Covid crisis? Year-on-Year Dramatic Difference fell off a bit of a cliff in Q1 2020.  Normally I’d be embarrassed to say that publicly, because it would […]

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6 May
Posted by Sally Dellow

Bare Bones Coaching

How can managers keep coaching quick and simple? There are many clever and complex frameworks for coaching.  A Google search for “Executive Coaching models” yields over 38 million results.  But even the best models […]

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5 May
Posted by Sally Dellow

Intimacy, Introspection and Inspiration

Coaching through the crisis — what helps? May 4-10 is International Coaching Week.  We’ll be sharing a variety of tools and techniques with you throughout the week. I’ve spent the past months giving […]

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14 Feb
Posted by Sally Dellow

Complex pain, simple pleasures

Just as the Molotov cocktails burned themselves out on the streets of Hong Kong, the Covid-19 virus set the streets alight with fear. Clients put emergency protocols in place, events postponed, schools […]

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19 Sep
Posted by Sally Dellow

Building a Bridge from Past to Future

(Is there a better way to navigate through tricky transitions?) I’ve recently returned from the UK, where I dropped my firstborn child – now an adult of 18 years old – at […]

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25 Mar
Posted by Sally Dellow

What does courage mean to you?

When I first studied counseling skills, the course ended with our group of students and teachers going on a weekend retreat. While there we each had to create and share our personal coat […]

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27 Feb
Posted by Katherine Sum

Don’t feed your troll!

(…or how to stop hating your co-workers) Sometimes it happens like this: you’re merrily going about your work, nothing remarkable has happened, then boom! You read an email from a co-worker and […]

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11 Feb
Posted by Sally Dellow

How can emotional intelligence help you?

… And so we enter the Chinese New Year of the Pig.  The Year of the Earth Pig, in fact. Kung Hei Fat Choy!  Gong Xie Fa Cai! When I think of the words […]

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24 Dec
Posted by Sally Dellow

What will the world say about you?

As one year draws to a festive close and a new year opens before us, we wish each other health, happiness, family and fellowship… Those things are on my mind as I’ve […]

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21 Oct
Posted by Katherine Sum

What on earth is ‘Theatre-led Learning’?

Innovative approaches to learning & development.   In the first few minutes of a recent ‘Influencing Skills’ workshop, I invited a lady to stand up and tell a short story about her […]

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17 Sep
Posted by Katherine Sum

Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings

A practical approach to better dialogue  “Facts don’t care about your feelings” is a popular meme attributed to Ben Shapiro, the American writer, political commentator, and self-described member of the Intellectual Dark […]

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16 Aug
Posted by Sally Dellow

Take a Moment… Can you give your head a ‘holiday’ at work?

Aren’t summer holidays a marvellous idea? Holidays feel like a chance to “unfold my brain”.  Instead of working in a tight, pressured ball, my head gets aired out — rather like hanging […]

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11 May
Posted by Katherine Sum

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it,” said Henry David Thoreau. An understanding of human character strengths can help ensure we spend our lives more wisely […]

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19 Mar
Posted by Sally Dellow

A Human Face for a Giant Workplace

Have Millenials and Generation Z got it right? They’re asking for human-scale connection, trust and creativity in their work and workplaces. The challenge is how to provide that in today’s giant, global […]

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16 Jan
Posted by Sally Dellow

New year, new learning

2018: Walking the talk – new learning for a new year… Do you have a list of things to LEARN this year? Is it a ‘to do’ list full of “off-the-shelf training” […]

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13 Nov
Posted by Sally Dellow

Beware! Gingerbread men at work…

by Sally Dellow How to see your colleagues more clearly, so you can lead and develop them more effectively.   “Sawubona” is a Swahili greeting that means, “I see you”.  I wish […]

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27 Oct
Posted by Katherine Sum

Talk nerdy to me!

by Sean Worrall How to turn a “geeky expert” into a “people-person”… “That guy may be an expert but he’s not a people-person! Last week he lost us a massive opportunity because […]

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3 Oct
Posted by Sally Dellow

Want to boost your resilience?

Top Tips for Dealing with What Work (and life!) Throw Your Way by Sally Dellow Practising Gratitude I am generally not good at habits. I enjoy variety and spontaneity too much. But […]

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6 Sep
Posted by Katherine Sum

What makes you tick?

Discover your sense of ‘flow’ and avoid ‘running on empty’.   Sometimes, when I was a kid, dad would make birthday/Christmas gifts for me in his shed. He trained as an electrical […]

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