3D Ideas 757: A bar at a time
March 3, 2017 By Claire Pedrick
Claire writes: “Continuing on last week’s musical theme, I was developing some NHS leaders yesterday to have better conversations. There were plenty of questions about good books to read.
I remember someone once saying ‘What have you done with what you know already?’
Skill in conversation comes from applying what we are learning one thing at a time. For me, that may be taking a few months or longer to integrate one thing into how I do what I already do. Musicians who play beautiful pieces have learned their skill through scales and through practicing one bar at a time.
What do you know already – and forgotten – that could be integrated one bar at a time?”
There is a new Practicum starting on Mondays 11.30-13.30 in our Zoom room if you want to come?
3D Ideas 756: Jazz
February 27, 2017 By Claire Pedrick
Claire writes: “It’s going to take time to process everything I learned about presence from our time learning musical conducting last week, but here is a start:
To be a great Jazz musician, you need to be a technically great musician. To be a great modern artist, Picasso first needed to be technically a great artist. To be a great coach, we need to, as Jung said ‘Learn our theories as well as we can and set them aside when we touch the miracle of the living soul’. Mastery in jazz, art and coaching is about improvisation. A famous Jazz Band leader used to sack anyone who did the same improvisation twice.
Sitting here reflecting this afternoon, I also recognise that all of that takes hours of practice and lots of mistakes from which we can learn. That’s why we encourage people developing better conversations to practice, practice, practice. There is a new Practicum starting on Mondays 11.30-13.30 in our online Zoom room
if you want to come?
3D Ideas 728: Dare To Be Unimpressive
June 10, 2016 By Claire Pedrick
Claire writes: “This afternoon I was asked what becoming an MCC Master Coach has meant to me. A great question because I first saw it as a badge of honour that showed the world what a great coach I am.
That’s changed in the great company of the people who give us the honour of learning together how to have better conversations. Every single time we run our training events, we learn something new and simpler from watching them! Watching people lay aside their hard wired way of being complicated and a bit too responsible, saying less and listening more means that transformational conversations often happen within the first few hours of learning this way of working. Those delegates have to dare to be unimpressive. On the first couple of days they always express a certain level of surprise when it works.
Now, for me, being a Master Coach probably gives some clout to my observations that coaching is fundamentally deeply simple and enormously effective. But you don’t need to be a Master Coach to be a master coach.”
3D Juggling 539: Art Class
September 20, 2011 By Claire Pedrick
Peronel writes: “My art class is 2 hours on Saturday morning, 5 times per term, 3 terms a year. 30 hours in total.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn
The time allocated to practising my art at Sunningwell is consistent, and in the great scheme of life not huge. But without it, I wander off into thinking I can achieve something and not doing it.
The doing is the reality, the learning the action where thoughts and facts combine. It’s precious time, it’s protected time where 100% of our focus goes to practising the art of our craft.
What do you need to protect so your expertise continues to grow?
And what do you need to put in place for that to happen? Think about it…”
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