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The Games People Play...the Delusion of Superiority...Collaborate, lets not act Stupid! A week in the News of NOT the World

A week in the News of NOT the World

This week has been a fantastic week for many reasons - my kidsco scholar has 2 potential job opportunities coming her way - both with organisations that are walking their talk. My youngest daughters eye surgery has been so successful that her squint has gone and she may no longer need glasses. I've won more work and I am thoroughly enjoying the projects that I am involved in. MOE has taken another step forwards as has the DR website....the book interviews continue to inspire. And.....I'm finally getting my A*** sorted out to ensure the Kidsco pioneers all have coaches and a chance at a better future. 

The Latin of Compete learn together....

SO let's make sure we do SO....what else do I want to share this week - well this lesson. I am proud to be someone who has the privilege of working and leading in the world of the global coaching profession. I fundamentally, whole heartedly and passionate believe in the profession and its influence, impact, reach and long term difference, contribution and legacy we can make.

As a profession we aspire to sign up to a code of ethics, a set of values, an agreed way of being in the world, we claim that COLLABORATION is the only way and then out of the blue some people decide they no longer need to acknowledge, respect and honour this commitment. They decide through their ego based lens that their superior, that they have more right to a voice than the rest of you and your community. 

I appreciate I am talking in code and for now I want to, but in essence here is all I want to say to people in the global coaching profession who are privileged to act as a leads and role models - don't espouse the principles, values, beliefs and philosophy of coaching and about being collaborative if you are not going to then have the balls to see it through..........

Short term competitive related plays end up damaging the goodwill, message and brand of coaching - how can we have integrity as a profession espousing the values of collaboration, consciousness and adult to adult based relationships - only for us to then take the opportunity to gain some small win........you don't win - our professional loses. 

SO........for those of use who are privileged enough to be in leadership roles in the world of coaching PLEASE stand up be counted, act with integrity, authentically live by the values that WE are so quick to espouse to gain credibility.....and if you can't be authentic.......at least have the courage to say that you DO feel superior and do not need to PLAY by the agreed RULES OF THE GAME.......don't suddenly shift mid play, stand up and be counted - role model courageous leadership -don't play a political game with our profession - its too bloody important for your short term values. 

In my opinion, coaching has a global role to play in aiding humanity to realise it's fullest potential and become a more conscious guardian of this tiny little suspended blue/green marble that we call home.......play big going forwards because to play small is to disrespect our profession, your own personal/professional integrity and will deflect from playing our role and leaving a positive legacy that I believe we are responsible to and for..............

Rant over for now.......

All the best.


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Darren is a serial purposeful entrepreneur and social innovator who loves working with senior clients in complex, agile and challenging environments.

He brings a straightforward, can-do attitude plus a solution focused mindset to everything that he does.

Darren is a father of two they keep his feet firmly planted on the ground. He is proud to be a trusted advisor to CEOs, business leaders, entrepreneurs and their leadership teams. He is an award winning coach recognised by the Association for Coaching, Coaching at Work, World Business & Executive Coach Summit, Global HR Excellence Awards and the World Coaching Congress as a global thought leader in business and professional coaching.

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