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The Brightside blog captures systemic thinking and practice about the choreography of coaching conversations - and shares ideas about personal and team leadership development. The blogs are informed and shaped by Brightside work and by dance, literature, art, poetry, nature, film and world events.

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Choreography as art and as conversation

The moment will come for each of us to take our bow from the workplaces in which we perform each day.The moment will come when we are ready to leave and others will take our place.Watching the ...

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Giving way to conversation

What happens when conversations come to a full stop? When conflict riddles the work space, or a particular team, and puts at risk the performance and the profitability of a sector, or of a whole ...

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The frames through which we view our worlds

Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer, the founders of solution focused brief therapy, viewed their clients within the systemic webs to which they belonged at home and at work. And then they took ...

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Four different ways of listening

When was the last time you felt somebody listened to you? Really listened? With an appreciative eye and an enquiring mind? In a way that made you feel valued and that you had something important, ...

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With whom do you relate?

Some years ago I was asked to interview someone who had lived large in the public arena with a specific public persona to accompany their role. It was towards the end of their career and they ...

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What’s your story?

“Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book, known to him by heart, and his friends can only read the title.”Virginia Woolf, Jacob’s Room.We live in a storied world. Pick up ...

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