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10
Oct

Reputation Is Everything

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Henry Ford Making a Difference I was moved to read the feedback from some of our regular customers and learn something of our reputation as quality training providers. I’ll go as far as to share that tears blurred my vision, as our re-branding consultant …

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26
May

The Truth Behind Mental Health In The Construction Industry

The Construction News has published a survey on the mental health experiences of workers in the construction industry, and the results have been described by construction business leaders as shocking. The report found: One in four workers had considered taking their life. 55% had experienced mental health issues. 42% had suffered these issues at their …

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25
Apr

Mindful Management: guru or gimmick?

Mindfulness is gaining momentum among scientists, psychologists and business leaders as a model of mind training to help us lead a meaningful life. Some believe it’s the latest fad that will pass with time. Others maintain that it offers the wisdom and compassion so greatly lacking in many models of leadership training. Mindfulness – An …

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19
Dec

Resolution Revolution

  Will You Be Making New Year Resolutions? We’re about to be bombarded with well-intentioned suggestions as to how we might make 2O17 a happier, healthy experience. So, I thought I’d get in there first, by sharing the wisdom of wellbeing experts, aka psychologists, and inviting you to reflect on what will make a positive …

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21
Oct

Mindfulness at Work – Your Questions Answered…

Where Do I Get Help Managing My Busy Life? Where do you turn to when you need help managing your workload and life, and there are so many different training programmes and therapies on offer, claiming to be just the ticket? You haven’t got time to research all your options or attend taster sessions, and …

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22
Sep

Eat The Frog: Getting Through The To-Do List

Why Would I Want to Eat a Frog? Have you heard this expression? I hadn’t until last week’s management development session, when a trainee shared the pithy analogy of doing what seems most repugnant, to eat the frog looking up at you from your weighty to-do list. The original expression, “If you eat a frog first …

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5
Aug

Keep Off The Grass – Mindful Walking And Letting Go Of Control

Getting Some Life Balance On the one hand, I yearn to wander aimlessly in wild flower meadows, retracing the happy-go-lucky moments of childhood. On the other, I aspire to taking life and work responsibilities seriously, and keeping my finger on the pulse of deadlines, targets and outcomes; being a good person and manager. There has …

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15
Jun

Wellbeing and Men: We’re All Different

Mental Health Risks For Men Let’s start with some statistics; 75% of all suicides are male, yet only 25% of all those treated for a mental health condition are male. What causes this discrepancy? WHO suggest that men are often less likely to seek help but even when they do, established unconscious bias means that …

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22
Apr

Is £1 Billion Enough To Make A Difference?

Investing in Mental Health Initiatives The English government recently announced a £1 billion investment in mental health services to help those struggling with mental health issues to find or return to work over the next 5 years. They have pledged to improve how mental health is managed, including increased access for employees to talking therapies. …

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22
Mar

Overstretched, Overworked & Overwhelmed?

Overstretched, Overworked & Overwhelmed?   The “Busyness” Culture According to research, we have more leisure time than in the past, and yet we claim to be busier than ever. The renowned Psychologist, Oliver Burkeman, has reported that of thousands of adults in 28 countries, most don’t believe how busy others claim to be, and frequently …

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