Challenge your mental models

Margaret Beaton

Mental models determine your thought processes about how things work. They shape your behaviours: how you work, solve problems, relate to people and think about yourself. Mental models are ingrained, fixed structures founded in your beliefs, habits, scripts and biases. They tell you what’s worked for you in the past – and therefore what you should … [Read More]

 

Run ‘You & Co’ as a business

Margaret Beaton

Whatever type of job you hold, in today’s times you have to run ‘You & Co’ as a business. Whether you feel secure as a senior executive (this not always an oxymoron), a middle manager climbing the shaky rungs of a corporate ladder, a SMB owner-manager, a partner in a professional services firm, or a … [Read More]

 

You are no longer a person; you are a brand

Margaret Beaton

When I first heard ‘You are no longer a person; you are a brand.’ I was struck by the pith and pathos of the expression, which Tom Peters attributes in his very useful book the brand you50 to Martha Stewart. Rhetorically saying to someone ‘You are no longer a person; you are a brand’ certainly … [Read More]

 

Happy holidays – a time to reflect and recharge

Margaret Beaton

Happy holidays to all my clients and followers of Letting go. Stepping up; it ‘s a time to reflect and recharge. Have a restful and reflective break and return in 2015 to focus on those aspects of your life and career that are most important to you. In doing so, please browse some of my … [Read More]

 

A lack of curiosity killed the cat

Margaret Beaton

Curiosity killed the cat refers in everyday parlance to the dangers of needless risk-taking and experimentation. But a lack of curiosity is what kills many an executive’s career. This is a story about Luke Potter (pseudonym) who believed the reasons for his previous success as a CEO could easily be transferred to his new role. … [Read More]

 

The clients I serve

Margaret Beaton

I serve both the individual and the organisation. As an executive coach, I work with individuals in an organisational setting. I help achieve improved business outcomes by maximising their potential. My past and current engagements extend from working with those in, or on the verge of, the C-suite to board members in corporations, governments, professional … [Read More]

 

Break is the important part of breaking through

Margaret Beaton

Break is the important part of breaking through when you make any significant life-career change. You need to leave aspects of your past behind to move on, out or up. And when you make the break you will find new energy and creativity emerge, enabling you to think and act differently. Here’s why and how … [Read More]

 

Becoming an Ex

Margaret Beaton

For many ‘being an Ex’ relates to having been divorced. But ‘becoming an Ex’ is used differently. It describes the process of exiting a career or life role, which are increasingly frequent occurrences in today’s world. Becoming an Ex is a well-established social phenomenon that refers to both disengaging from a life or career role … [Read More]

 

Reflections on a year spent well

Margaret Beaton

This is my last post for 2012. It’s my opportunity to reflect on the joys of working with my wonderful clients, writing my blog and building my practice as an executive coach. Merry Christmas to all my followers. Have a restful and reflective break and return in the new year to focus on those aspects … [Read More]

 

Could this be you?

Margaret Beaton

After a lifetime in the firm, Simon’s career as a partner was over. He was not yet 60, and the firm didn’t need him any more. The inexorable forces of de-equitising had arrived in one short, traumatic meeting with two of his colleagues, the bearers of the decision by the management committee. It wasn’t personal. … [Read More]