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Stuffed Monkeys and Staff Meetings

One of the most common reasons that people aren’t innovative or creative is that they fear failure.  Kim Scott, former Google Executive and author of the book ‘Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss without Losing Your Humanity’, recently shared her tip on how we can make it safe for people to try new ideas in order to promote creativity. Scott advocates taking a stuffed monkey to weekly staff meetings and offering it as a prize to the person who has…

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Goscar at the 4th Annual Welsh Coaching Conference

This week Goscar’s Lesley Jones and Julie Watkins travelled to Cardiff for the 4th All Welsh Coaching Conference at the magnificent City Hall. Jointly hosted by the University of South Wales and Academi Wales, the event welcomed coaches, mentors, learning and development specialists, HR specialists, psychologists, and academics from a variety of fields, to explore ‘Challenging Limitations’ in coaching practice. The conference was book-ended by two thought provoking keynote speakers: Professor Tatiana Bachkirova, Professor of Coaching Psychology and Co-Director of…

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Delegation ~ Why, What, Who and How?

“You need to learn to delegate so that you can focus on the big picture.” ~ Richard Branson Delegation is one of the most crucial leadership skills but it’s often one that leaders struggle with.  According to Branson, it’s the simple ability of leaders to “delegate and let go.” Being able to let go and delegate to others can be one of the hardest things to do as a manager. We hang on to tasks for a multitude of reasons…

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