What’s the common problem that you encounter?

March 2015 newsletter plus a day

Unfortunately the most common problem I’ve encountered is one where people at various levels inside the organization have given up listening to each other. Instead of trying to really understand what the problem is, people’s reaction is either to ask ‘who did that’ or ‘why was that done’, neither of which actually solves the problem but just allows for someone to be blamed.

‘Problems’, ‘issues’ and ‘concerns’

It’s interesting, but nowadays we can’t even talk about a ‘problem’ for the problem is now renamed an ‘issue’ or a ‘concern’.  I like to think of problems in a slightly different way; that problems are a puzzle for us to solve.

This changes people’s minds about the problem, as a puzzle becomes something that we all want to get involved in and try to find the answer to. This not listening disease infiltrates and closes off parts of an organisation. It is very insidious and creeps up, even in the best of organisations; those which have great things like employee surveys, engagement practices, talent management, and a whole host of very complex and very well-meaning ways of trying to get their employees to exchange their views thoughts and feelings.
The trouble is that organisations talk about everything that is complex in the company’s mission, vision and where it should be in the future. These are all great things and needed, but what is not accepted and understood is that people go to work for a huge variety of reasons. These reasons need to be acknowledged and valued even though they may not be the same reasons as a senior manager or specialist. People have the right to have their own reasons and for those reasons to be respected.

It’s the age-old problem about listening, learning and putting things into practice. It may not be as sexy, as complex or as highbrow as we might like it to be, but it is a very fundamental issue (sorry, problem) and the undercurrent behind the difficulties when people experience feeling undervalued and ignored.

One great saying I came across the other day is that if you treat your people like donkeys it’s no wonder that they say neigh.

EVENTS
Another date for the creative and intuitive:
Thursday 18th June
The Artist & The Engineer: coaching using harmonised approaches
See your inner Artisteer!
www.craftyourlife.co.uk/events/

Integration from the world of the arts and science.  Understand how these approaches converge and flow together.

To book, please send an email to jen@craftyourlife.co.uk  or peter@petermayes.co.uk and we will invoice you directly. You will be able to pay by BACS, cheque and Paypal.

I hope this newsletter has provoked some thought. For those who want to be provoked further, I am very happy to help you along the way.  Feel free to contact me on 01793 882058 or via peter@petermayes.co.uk

The Artist and The Engineer new event 10th March

“Some more moments that take your breath away”

Harmonising the Artist and Engineer in ourselves and our coaching”

Coaching Authentically In the 21st Century

Core philosophy
To discover fresh insights, approaches and scope of coaching, so that your practice
To boldly go where no one has gone before.”
Explore ways in which we identify with certain creative or process orientated approaches and how we then choose to either use or avoid them and how they can build our authentic coaching.

Full details coming soon!HiRes

A phrase to change your mood!

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“Life is not about the amount of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away”

I have always been affected by this sentence, because it is those moments that we remember and and that we take with us. It suggests that quality is important over quantity that our lives can be defined by what we leave behind, by what we give away and by what we will stand for.

For me it also suggests you can always be surprised, moved and changed in a moment. A child’s first step, a great exam success, a sunset, a flowing river, a fear overcome and a life enjoyed by living.

To quote Nick Kemp “you are only a thought away from feeling differently”

We have the ability to be endlessly creative and harness our whole thinking sometimes what we need is a moment

HiResThe Artist and The Engineer, creating moments that take your breath away

To build your moments watch out for more news themes and events

 

So what’s this about? The Artist and The Engineer

Often we start out from a place which is our history only to realise its now about where we have never been before.

The future our future is becoming complex and ever simple.

So to be agile and adaptable, authentic and awesome, diverging and converging experience some paths from exemplars

So come along to a one day event for coaches and developers Wednesday 3rd December 2014

The Artist & The Engineer

Harmonising the Artist and Engineer in ourselves and our coaching”

Coaching Authentically In the 21st Century

Core philosophy
To discover fresh insights, approaches and scope of coaching, so that your practice
To boldly go where no one has gone before.”
Explore ways in which we identify with certain creative or process orientated approaches and how we then choose to either use or avoid them and how they can build our authentic coaching.

Learning approach
Through this discovery process you will learn the meaning and scope of creativity using a range of experiential approaches and reflection on our own learning and what helps and hinders us. The way process can set us free and enable our thinking and actions.
Interactive, discussive, reflection and focused on action.

Significant learning activities
• The meaning and scope of creativity
• The meaning and scope of process
• How these are applied through our own converging and diverging behaviours and tendencies
• How models from other disciplines can add to your overall approach
• How integration of the two metaphors creates a balanced and authentic approach that exposes the real you when you are coaching and increases the benefits option and capacity for growth for your clients
• By being the coach you are can expand your abilities, confidence and practice.

Gaining the greatest momentum by:
• Being open
• Having fun
• Joining in
• Questioning what’s gone before
• Asking ‘what next?’

How to book?   Through Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-artist-the-engineer-tickets-5297583214

Investment £162.00p including all refreshments, lunch and materials

Where’s it at?
The Venue details are: The Ship Inn Alveston BS35 3LL
http://www.theship-inn.co.uk
Contact Jenn on 07772267004 Or Contact Peter on 0793 334 4707

 

The Artist and the Engineer converging and diverging?

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Often opposites can make a whole

Often what we think is different comes from the same place

Odifferent disciplines can add to the completeness of a coach

A one day event for coaches and developers Wednesday 3rd December 2014

The Artist & The Engineer

“Harmonising the Artist and Engineer in ourselves and our coaching”

Coaching Authentically In the 21st Century

What does this programme do?
Discover fresh insights, approaches and scope of coaching, so that your practice becomes more authentic and expansive using the artist and engineer metaphors in developing your mastery.

“To boldly go where no one has gone before”

Explore your practice by
• Bringing the whole of you to your coaching
• Finding courage and using your intuition, creativity and common sense to choose how to work with your clients in any given moment
• Practical ways of self developing your coaching so that the authentic and inspirational you comes to the fore and creates a sense of easy and doing it easily
• Visioning the pictures of insightful knowledge in your core being
• Hearing the sounds that are the theme of your life and work

Brought to you by an actual artist and engineer who through their very different approaches have converged to bring about fresh insights into what coaches can do and be

The Artist Jenn Gash
Starting life in Human Resources, Jenn re-trained as an Occupational Therapist. Her interest in positive psychology and therapeutic relationships led her to train as a coach in 2005. Her passion for creativity led her to specialise in creativity coaching
www.craftyourlife.co.uk

The Engineer Peter Mayes
Starting life in construction and then engineering firms as a designer then work study engineer Peter progressed into specialist roles for multinationals in Human Resource Development before becoming a consultant and trainer in leadership development
www.petermayes.co.uk

How to book?
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-artist-the-engineer-tickets-5297583214

Investment £162.00p including all refreshments, lunch and materials

Where’s it at?
The Venue details are: The Ship Inn Alveston BS35 3LL
http://www.theship-inn.co.uk
Further location details on eventbrite

Contact Jenn on 07772267004 Or Contact Peter on 0793 334 4707