Category Archives: Psychological Flexibility

Using Values When You’re Somewhere You Don’t Want To Be

I am writing this whilst sitting comfortably on a plane, powering through a brilliant autumn sunset towards Helsinki.  I have everything I need, and the work will be great. And I don’t really want to go. This has nothing to … Continue reading

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The Incredible Tale of Leicester City Football Club…and the (Limited) Power of Thinking

“Following today’s devastating result for the national team, I take full responsibility for the most unfortunate choice of coach, which has resulted in such a poor image of the national team being put before the fans.”         … Continue reading

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What Can You Do When You Feel In Over Your Head?

Many leaders are feeling ‘in over their heads’. The organisational landscape has become volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) and it can often feel so challenging and overwhelming that we feel out of our depth and swamped. The skills that … Continue reading

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How can Behaviour Analysis Help in Coaching? (part 2!)

I’ve recently been travelling around Europe and the Middle East on a kind of values and defusion tour.  It’s been an amazing experience. And no matter where I went I saw humans.  Lots of them!  Some in busy cities like … Continue reading

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Little Things Lead to Sucess At Work

We tend to remember the big choices we make and think they determine the course of our life. Whilst it is true that these larger choices are important. It is actually our micro-behaviours that ultimately determine our success. Continue reading

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Seven (or Eight) Reasons Why Executive Coaches Need ACT

I’ve been been talking to fellow coaches at Ashridge Business School about the benefits of using ACT as part of coaching. In the interests of space I won’t try to explain what ACT is, but will restrict myself to listing … Continue reading

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A Letter to The Escape Tribe

For regular WWA readers, some context.  I’ve been working as one of the Faculty at the brilliant Escape School, in particular an amazing Tribe of 50 people who have been on a 3 month journey to get unstuck and do … Continue reading

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