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Time Management or Self Management?

Time management or self-management? I imagine you know the answer to this question already:  time management is self-management. You'll have heard the popular adage before, that you can't manage time, you can only manage yourself. People ask me for advice.
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Posted Under  | leadership & management

Want to be a coach? Start by finding a coach

Want to be a coach? Start by finding a coach In order to be a great coach, or a successful coaching manager, it is best to be coached first of all. You will learn so much about yourself, and about
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Posted Under  | coaching & mentoring

The value in not giving advice

The value in not giving advice Hello managers and team leaders. I’m going to write about the importance of listening skills at work. But at the same time, I’m wondering if you’re even interested in this topic any more. Are
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Posted Under  | coaching & mentoring

Prevention is better than cure. Why leadership development is important in ELT Education

Prevention is better than cure. Why leadership development is important in ELT Education The well-known adage ‘prevention is better than cure’ is mostly associated with Health. Lately, I've found myself using this expression in relation to leadership development. When I
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Posted Under  | leadership & management

Teachers who won't engage with CPD. What can you do?

Teachers who won't engage with CPD. What can you do? Every school seems to have its share of teachers who are averse to observation feedback and continuing professional development (CPD). Trainers and managers assign negative labels to these teachers, they
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10 Tips for ELT Teacher Job Interviews

10 Tips for ELT Teacher Job Interviews I have interviewed hundreds of English language teachers in my time, especially whilst working in London. I’ve watched some people perform brilliantly in interview, whilst others have struggled to show their potential. I
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Posted Under  | career coaching

Conferences are good for professional development

Conferences are good for professional development As I reflect on how much I enjoyed this year’s IATEFL conference in Manchester, I find myself thinking about the value of conferences for professional development. I am reminded of a school training and
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Looking for a new job? – Have the right questions ready

Looking for a new job? – Have the right questions ready Your Interview Questions Are you thinking of trying to find a new job? Is it time for you to move on from your current position? Yesterday, one of my
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Posted Under  | career coaching

Can CPD change lives?

Can CPD change lives? There are so many ways to answer this question, but here’s my first 3 minutes worth on the subject! So we are talking about continuing professional development here. So let’s first ask ourselves what it actually
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Posted Under  | teacher development

Do you see the coffee stains?

Do you see the coffee stains? On the theme of customer service standards, are you and your customers looking at the same things? Do your students and clients care about the things you focus on, or are they noticing other
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Posted Under  | customer service