Posts by Martin Cole

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About the Author

I'm Martin Cole. I am a UK qualified lawyer, a leader within the financial services regulatory and compliance sector and an organisational and executive coach. I have an Master of Science (M.Sc). in coaching psychology and am certified as a coach by the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership. I also have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons.)) and was admitted as a barrister by the Inner Temple (now non-practising). I have lived and worked in London and Sydney and now live near Edinburgh in Scotland with my wife and two daughters. I support Crystal Palace FC, have wide ranging musical tastes (especially Jazz, Blues and Soul) and oppose mediocrity, selfishness and organisations that fail to value their people.

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Regrets, strengths and setting career goals

By Martin Cole

If I’m honest, I have a few regrets about the way I’ve handled my professional life. Of course, reflecting on regrets is not always a productive exercise. But, when viewed constructively, regrets can teach us some valuable lessons and they carry with them an emotional power that can generate a strong motivation for future change. […]

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Task planning: how to get anything done

By Martin Cole

Even if you love your work, it’s likely that that you don’t love some of the things you have to do on a regular basis. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that the merest thought of some of the recurring tasks you’re faced with has the power to drain all hope from your being, […]

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Managing complexity: 4 techniques for complex problems

By Martin Cole

How can leaders deal with increasing uncertainty in organisations? This post provides a framework to help you with managing complexity in increasingly volatile times. Even before recent large scale political upheavals, the pace and scale of the change taking place all around us was increasingly disruptive for economies, businesses, leaders and individuals alike. We can […]

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