Posts matching 'General'

  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 09 March 2018

Presence matters – how do you ‘show up’?

 Could your presence halt a charging elephant? The video above shows how the calm and confident presence of the safari guide allows him to halt the elephant charging towards him. Presence is a powerful but often intangible quality. It gives you an edge as a coach or leader – to motivate, encourage or calm […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 02 March 2018

Why you need to be disruptive to be a great coach

Snow is a glistening but disruptive natural force. City offices become half deserted as business people work from home and traffic crawls cautiously along once busy motorways. Coaching is also a disruptive force which interrupts our normal, ingrained patterns of behaviour. It brings moments of transformation, when a coachee recognise the role of their deeply embedded […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 23 February 2018

The secret to increasing the success of your team

One of the key qualities of a good manager is the ability to bring out the best work from their team. Do you have some members of your team who are not performing to their full potential? Perhaps they seem to have lost the focus they once had. When this happens, you may find yourself […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 16 February 2018

Do you own your life?

Have you spent years of your life climbing the career ladder, then only to find yourself questioning whether or not the ladder is leaning against the right wall? Martin Heidegger, a German philosopher said that there are three modes of living: the un-owned, the dis-owned and the owned life. All three modes can be present in […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 02 February 2018

Leaders – what really matters to you?

In our work at Novum we support leaders who want change. For many organisations, one of the most significant changes is a shift from a hierarchical model of leadership to one where leadership is way of being that can be assumed by anyone. This new model is one where employees can find their voice and take […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 31 January 2018

Essential tools for a Novum trained coach

To support our Novum trained coaches we have produced a range of bespoke materials. Novum creative coaching cards Our creative coaching cards are used by our tutors on our postgraduate and organisational coach training programmes. They are a great tool for inspiring conversations with coaching clients. You will receive a set of 50 image cards, [...]
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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 25 January 2018

Novum’s five top tips on leadership

Leadership failures across major private and public-sector partnerships have made headlines in recent weeks. Directors and senior managers have not acted on recommendations to make essential improvements to services and to prevent negative impact on employees, suppliers, customers and the wider community. How can leaders do better? Lead change through personal responsibility Individual people taking […]

  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 12 January 2018

Postgraduate coach training – a case study

Postgraduate coach training can give you the knowledge and skills to harness the power of coaching in your workplace. Find out how our Postgraduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching enabled Kevin Sheridan to better manage and understand both himself and others.   “I came on the course to be trained as a coach, what I wasn’t […]

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  • Rebecca Kirk
  • 12 January 2018

The eight hidden barriers to change

When colleagues are resistant to organisational change it can be frustrating. We might assume that they are just being stubborn. But things aren’t always as simple as they seem. You need to look beneath the surface to understand what is really going on. Psychological coaching gets to the heart of the matter. These are eight […]

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  • Sarah Bates
  • 21 December 2017

Make a 2018 resolution to invest in yourself

Are you searching for a way to invest in life changing, personal and professional growth? Sign up to Novum’s Postgraduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching starting 25th April. It is grounded in our signature psychological approach which delivers significant personal development – which some have described as life-changing. Used either as a management style or […]

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