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About Richard Derwent Cooke

Author photoRichard Derwent Cooke is a change mentor working with business leaders and specialises in helping people find creative ways to approach, consider, and resolve problems. He helps with teams that need a new focus or want to find new and more effective ways of working together. His specialty is helping business leaders clarify their thinking and planning, and bringing objective and creative challenge to their process. Richard's background includes 17 years' experience as a professional change agent, 30 years as a chartered accountant and more than 30 years working with blue-chip, international corporations. He is a qualified NLP practitioner, a holistic therapist and a regular blogger. Richard has also worked as speaker for Vistage and been part of Henley Management School's visiting faculty.

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Posts by Richard Derwent Cooke

It’s All a Matter of Interpretation

Submitted by Richard Derwent Cooke on March 14th, 2011

Sometimes we get unexpected responses to what is said or suggested and this can be because the listener’s own internal wiring has added a very different flavour and meaning to our content. It is a fundamental facet of communication that meaning is something overlaid onto content.

Posted in Change, Communication | Comments (0)

Snakes and Ladders

Submitted by Richard Derwent Cooke on March 5th, 2011

Both in personal and professional life it seems to be that you work really hard to build momentum, begin to forge ahead and then just as you are beginning to feel that you are going to break through to the next level of the game, suddenly something happens to propel slithering down a snake.

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