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I’ve been experimenting. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been publishing an Effective Challenge Podcast. The response has been better than I could have hoped for. I thought it was about time I shared this news with subscribers to the EC blog. The content of the podcasts is similar to the blogs just in […]

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The 2019 edition of the Giro d’Italia is well into its first of three weeks.  Poor weather has been impacting on the riders. An inevitable part of the sport of professional cycling and particularly in the first week of a grand tour is crashing.  This year’s Giro has seen a fair few. This builds nerves […]

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In the UK a fair amount is written about Team Sky’s (soon to be Ineos) Sir Dave Brailsford and his leadership; both good and bad. Less known to the UK is another cycling team boss Patrick Lefevere. From Belgian, Lefevere is the manager at World Tour leading team (football equivalent of the Premier League) Deceuninck […]

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For many people, April represents appraisal season. Assessing the previous 12 months objectives and thinking about feedback for appraisal discussions, either as the appraisee or appraiser. Firstly a caveat, I’m a fan of feedback as an input to our performance assessment. I make the distinction of it being input as many people believe feedback is […]

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Happiness is an inside job

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Earlier this week I caught 10 minutes of the new Chris Evans breakfast show on Virgin Radio. He announced the theme for the day was ‘happiness is an inside job’.  I really agree with this concept although sometimes it doesn’t always feel like that. In fact more often than I’d like I get caught out […]

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Stacking the Odds

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I love helping people understand how to get the most from themselves and the situations that come their way. The majority of my time is spent in professional environments supporting people. That work is great, however, there is something very special about working with individuals who want to push their own performance to a new […]

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Podium Performances

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A couple of weeks into 2019 and for me it feels like the year is already moving at pace. Christmas seems like weeks ago. As you think about what you’d like to achieve over the coming 12 months how certain are you that you are setting yourself up for a podium performance? I like the […]

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Are you ready for 2020?

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No the title of this post isn’t a typo. 2019 is here and there is plenty of talk about new year resolutions; as there is every January.  I’m not a huge advocate of the typical short-term nature of NYRs. When creating them people tend to set up unrealistic expectations which create an unhelpful gap when […]

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We have just a few weeks left of 2018. How did you get on with your goals and aspirations for the year?  If you’re like the vast majority of people the year won’t have gone entirely as you might have imagined back in January. Some things harder or easier and stuff that showed up that […]

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Short, medium and long-term success

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A friend has just been successful in getting a new job. Excited to have made it through the selection process they are super happy. And rightly so, it’s something they’ve wanted for a while. There is something else to consider when it comes to whether this really is a success or not.  Time. The short-term […]

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