Guest Bloggers

  • Amazing Grace – an imperative virtue in terms of leadership

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    Amazing Grace How the virtue of Grace keeps us buoyant and calm By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com Grace may not be the most immediate virtue when we think of leadership skills. But it’s an imperative. Why? Because the world is uncertain, unpredictable and unforgiving. “Sometimes”, as Julia Fearn pointed out in our last podcast episode, “it…

  • Are You Your Shoes?

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    How can we resolve the struggle for authenticity? By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com Whenever this whole COVID period passes, will there still be this massively endemic impact on how we work and how we present ourselves? Right now, we’re not in suits, we’re not wearing the armour. When everything is stripped away as it is, now,…

  • Say No To The Status Quo

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    The need for Agile Organisations…   By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com A client asked me if I could write a blog on what the future for work might look like and how organisations will need to adapt? Of course, I said “yes, sure, no problem!”. Then I put the phone down and thought “crikey!” (that might…

  • Finding Your Voice In The Virtual Office

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    Finding your voice in the virtual office By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com The presenting past I woke up this morning with a deep sense of disquiet – feeling quite overpowered by something that happened with my father almost 2 years ago, with the repercussions still reverberating. Waking up into a world where pandemic fatigue, global warming,…

  • What will your people need, when Brexit REALLY kicks off?

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    What will an unhappy Brexit do to teams and organisations? I read Remainer vs Brexiteer threads on social media. This is not the healthiest, or the quickest of hobbies, and it’s certainly not much fun! But it does inform me about the ideological civil war that is part of the UK’s current discourse, and gives…

  • Coaching is a winning behaviour – by David Chapman at Starfish

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    Recently, I was having a conversation with a participant of a leadership programme I was running for a client in the Middle East. It was after day one of the programme, and the participant was bemoaning a situation that he and his peers were facing regularly in their organisation. “My boss gets too involved in…

  • “I’m A Coach…Aren’t I?” by David Chapman

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    Some years ago I attended an Association of Coaching conference and I was in one of the seminars, led by a person whose company was named… I can’t remember, but it was something like a classic duff 80s action movie, Red Dawn, or something equally as ghastly! Anyway, the speaker was holding forth on how…

  • Supporting employees returning to work after a long-term serious illness or injury – Free webinar, 26 November, 6-7pm

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    Returning to work after a serious illness or injury or the onset of a long-term condition can be an experience full of ambiguity for the employee and the organisation. There are often many questions which have no clear cut and quick answers. The employee may be wondering: How do I speak to people about what…

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