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Mentoring and coaching different genders – what are the differences? If any?

This is an extract from a blog that really caught my attention! “I realize that I am more inclined to coach women. I have recently become aware that, although I have two sons and a great husband, all of whom … Continue reading

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Fostering the courage to act

Most of today’s leaders are expected to deal effectively with people ́s motivation and be able to inspire them to their best performance. An essential part of this is fostering the courage to act, develop new ideas, take risks, and … Continue reading

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How to make the best choice…for you!

Everyone has times when they have two (or more) alternatives to choose from and are not sure how to make a choice that they feel they won’t regret later on. They may have already made a pros and cons list … Continue reading

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A brief introduction to cognitive computing

Information is unstructured, especially when it is en masse (think, for instance, the Internet). The amount of available content is doubling every 5 years, and we just don’t have the time or the cognitive capacity to keep up with everything. … Continue reading

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A dreamer, a realist or a critic?

I sometimes work with coachees who will come up with a strategy, and then immediately add the tag “that won’t work because…”. This focus tends to result in some great ideas and strategies never getting off the ground as a … Continue reading

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What do you need for great goals?

Coaching has a wide range of definitions and approaches. One of the most prevalent understandings is that coaching comprises “a collaborative relationship formed between a coach and the coachee for the purpose of attaining professional or personal development outcomes which … Continue reading

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Blended Learning reviewed in New Zealand

Image by groovysuvi via FlickrAn article recently published in the Computers in New Zealand Schools Journal, gave the details of a study that examined a teacher’s first implementation of online learning in a Learning Management System (LMS). The programme of … Continue reading

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The Learning Powered School

Image by wlibrary via FlickrGuy Claxton today facilitated a webinar entitled The Learning Powered School. One of the first things he started by asking was why is it that the 19th century approach to learning and teaching is so ‘sticky’. … Continue reading

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Why does Sara feel sick every Monday morning? Coping with dyslexia.

Do you know anyone who fits the following profile (taken from Danella Smallridge‘s Wiki) Sara has undiagnosed dyslexia. She is good at maths and art. She constantly struggles with reading and spelling. She had reading recovery at 6 years old and … Continue reading

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Access to the Internet appears to be one of the key sticking points

Access to the Internet appears to be one of the key sticking points for those students who are based in the lowest socio-economic communities. While this factor seems to be pretty logical, maybe it is less obvious that low decile … Continue reading

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