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Balancing Change – A great tool for balanced decisions

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I don’t know about you, but the holiday period often liberates a kind of utopian view of the up-coming school term for me. I find myself saying that I will change X or Y and expect that as a result this will lead to some glorious utopia that will mean I avoid an issue I had last year.

Sometimes this approach pays off and it’s how I’ve grown my skills and learned new things over the years.

Other times the change has fallen flat on it’s face and I’ve ended up a little bit dispirited and perhaps a bit reluctant to try such changes in the future.

I’ve noticed something of a pattern to such change. And it’s formulated into a bit of tool for making changes work in my life. It’s something I’ve trialed with people I coach extensively now, and it seems to work really well.

It involves following the core questions through this grid below and recording your thinking along the way. It’s based on a simple checklist for change:

• Know the outcome,
• Make sure it lines up with your core purpose
• Ensure it’s emotional and practical impacts are considered
• Make a plan
• Know how you’ll evaluate it
• Crack on and do it

You might add other steps too, but I’d invite you to use this as a starter tool: Click here to view the ChangeMaker Tool

 

Vision eNewsletter 0307

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The E-Newsletter of Vision for Learning Ltd
March 2007 © Vision for Learning Ltd 2007

Welcome to the second edition of Vision and as the first early signs of spring emerge it’s good to consider your goals for the year. What do you want from 2007 and what new skills and knowledge do you need to achieve your goals? Excited feedback from our re¬cent “Introduction to NLP” programme in Malvern shows that the New Year’s learning has begun. One goal I set in 2006 for 2007 was to finally do the London Marathon, I run on 22nd April for MIND, the mental health charity. There’s a good deal of excitement tinged with trepidation, but I am going for it big time! What are you searching for this year? How are you making 2007 your best year yet?

In this edition you will find:

  • A feature article on happiness
  • Two regular columns from teachers who are coaching in their schools “ A day in the life of a coaching teacher”
  • Information on professional development opportunities of interest to you

Vision_e-newsletter_0307.pdf

Vision eNewsletter 0207

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The E-Newsletter of Vision for Learning Ltd
February 2007 © Vision for Learning Ltd 2007

Welcome to the second edition of Vision and as the first early signs of spring emerge it’s good to consider your goals for the year. What do you want from 2007 and what new skills and knowledge do you need to achieve your goals? Excited feedback from our re¬cent “Introduction to NLP” programme in Malvern shows that the New Year’s learning has begun. One goal I set in 2006 for 2007 was to finally do the London Marathon, I run on 22nd April for MIND, the mental health charity. There’s a good deal of excitement tinged with trepidation, but I am going for it big time! What are you searching for this year? How are you making 2007 your best year yet?
In this edition you will find:

  • A feature article on happiness
  • Two regular columns from teachers who are coaching in their schools “ A day in the life of a coaching teacher”
  • Information on professional development opportunities of interest to you

Download a Copy Here <<Vision_eNewsletter_0207>>