Sacking The “Berlusconi Of The Brain”

Berlusconi no longer runs Italy. But is the “Berlusconi of the Brain” still in charge in your own world? According to Iain McGilchrist, the left hemisphere of the brain is like Berlusconi because it controls the media. It airbrushes reality, creating rational, linguistic arguments to generate an illusory perfect, mechanistic world. When you combine that…

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Sacking The "Berlusconi Of The Brain"

Berlusconi no longer runs Italy. But is the “Berlusconi of the Brain” still in charge in your own world? According to Iain McGilchrist, the left hemisphere of the brain is like Berlusconi because it controls the media. It airbrushes reality, creating rational, linguistic arguments to generate an illusory perfect, mechanistic world. When you combine that…

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Do You Know The Right Answer?

How often do you ask a question to which you don’t know the answer? “Never!” is apparently the answer trial lawyers would give. Makes sense – they dont want a witness embarrassing them on the stand with something unexpected. But the rule seems to spread beyond the courtroom. At the Clean Business Exchange on Friday,…

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Breakthrough Sessions

If you were to have a “breakthrough session”, what kind of “breakthrough” would yours be? My friend James Tripp and I were talking yesterday about how various coaches and therapists offer “breakthrough sessions” – and I must have subconsciously asked myself: “What kind of breakthrough?” because a personal story sprang to mind. (James pointed out…

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The Perfect Elevator Pitch?

How much can a label such as “coach” or “mentor” say about you? My recent blog Call Yourself A Coach? promoted some interesting discussions, online and off. The consensus? Of course a label can’t say everything about you – because there’s more to you than the label. But my point was that labels aren’t just…

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