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The GMC blog looks at life as a whole, current affairs, things that matter, the human condition, people situations, common beliefs and challenging events in the world we live. The big difference is that each blog entry looks at the topic from the perspective of business and personal coaching. We would also very much appreciate your own comments and views…

Lose Weight and Stay Trim…

Whenever I go to Starbucks my favourite coffee order is: tall hazelnut americano with pouring cream on the side... Little did I realise this is a good fat reduction strategy. Yes, cream helps you lose weight. Also full fat milk is far better for weight watchers than...

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Do you Really Want the Latest News?

In a world where up to date news is part of the fabric of our lives, the question is whether is actually a good thing for us? In times gone by - I mean a few hundred years - new might have take weeks to get around. The newspaper cut this time down considerably, but...

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Unbelievable Exchanges

Does Trump or Clinton have access to presenting and communication coaching? I find it unbelievable that they appear to be making the most rudimentary mistakes that are positively shocking given the job they are aspiring to attain. I am pretty sure this isn't an...

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Wow – What a Mess!

I am so pleased to have read the BBC NEWS report on something I have personally known about for years. In coaching top 'execs' from time to time, I do discuss their environment. In fact I have helped quite a few actually tidy their workspaces which seems a foolhardy...

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A Bad Sport Sent Home

Sportsmanship is not what it used to be - if we go by Egyptian El Shehaby refusing to shake the hand of his Israeli sports opponent Or Sasson in a judo bout. No surprise that El Shehaby, who's face says it all in the picture, was sent home in disgrace by his own...

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Sarah Wood is Unruly

There are so many of these stories! Here's Sarah Wood, an academic who became an internet entrepreneur, founding Unruly which was snapped up by News Corp for £114m. Not bad for a professor of American Literature. Her breakthrough moment was the realisation that she...

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Ambarish Mitra: Slumdog Billionaire

It's said that the USA and countries like it are where dreams are made real. Actually it doesn’t matter where you live in order to achieve outrageous success, you just need the right entrepreneurial DNA. Take this humble looking man, now 37 who was once sleeping in a...

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Trump: Good Guy or Bad News?

Many of us, me included, never thought that this TV star would ever get this far. There again if Ronald Reagan did it... It's fascinating to see how the competitors he's 'dismissed' from the big race still don't get his success secret. It has nothing to do with...

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Another Woman Prime Minister

Of course it's good news to have another woman leading the country, but it's also about the quality of the candidate and what she can bring to the party. If I was advising the winner, I'd probably want to say, "Congratulations. Now get squarely focused on the job at...

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Careless Talk Costs Lives

Whoops. An open microphone gets Ken Clarke in hot water with a big red face. But wait. Has he really done anything wrong? For once a politician is telling the truth! I think the big learning here is that we should always balance the good with pointing out the...

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Caroline Aherne Leaves Us Too Soon

(Wiki) Mary Caroline Aherne was a British comedian and BAFTA-winning writer and actress, best known for performing as the acerbic chat show host Mrs Merton, roles in the The Fast Show, and as lead in the The Royle Family, a show that she co-wrote. Caroline has left us...

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Is it Time for the News to Change?

More good news every day. Wouldn’t that be great? How would it make you feel? Imagine more major news headlines being about positive events. So why is it that most news we are fed is bad news and the worse the news is, the more the viewers watching it? Well it has a...

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