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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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9
May

Mental Health Awareness Week 8 – 12 May

This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week. Many of us know how to look after our physical health, but we are less clued up on how to do this for our mental health. Many things can impact on our mental wellbeing including our relationships, stress levels, quality of sleep, diet and our level of …

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20
Jan

All Change Please. Understanding The Psychology Of Change And Managing Change Using Positive Psychology

Why Do We Need To Change? Change is fundamental for life. From an evolutionary, Darwinian perspective, change means survival. The behaviours or traits of individuals that are most beneficial persist to help the species adapt to a changing environment. In business, a similar evolution is essential for growth, as Richard Branson, who not only embraces, …

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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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6
Jun

Mental Health at Work – Does One Size Fit All?

Are There Gender Differences When It Comes To Mental Health? When businesses consider wellbeing policies and practices in the workplace it is often with a gender-neutral approach. However research tells us that there are gender differences in mental health, the underlying causes of stress at work, and the individual experience of stress. In our next …

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25
Apr

Mindfulness With Cambridge Network

So much to achieve, so little time to stop, reflect and do things differently. This seems to be both the truth for most busy professionals, the reason for not engaging and the very need for mindfulness training. So, what can we do as trainers to make mindfulness training more accessible and attractive to those who …

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17
Mar

Top Tips for Engagement Through a Healthy Work-life Balance

Top Tips for Engagement Through a Healthy Work-life Balance Last week we talked about sustaining engagement at work by using the HSE Management Standards for reducing stress and promoting healthy working. Below are our top tips based around 3 of the standards: Job demand (workload patterns and environment), Control (an individual’s influence over their work), Support (encouragement …

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16
Feb

Is Your Workplace Psychologically Healthy?

The good news is you might already have the right company culture, practices and policies that mean you have a psychologically healthy working environment. But how do you know for certain if your working environment is a healthy place to be? We all seem to have a good idea of how to recognise risks to physical health, but do …

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16
Feb

I’m a CEO – help me raise money for charity!

Well I don’t know how I got into this one, apart from to say I probably thought it sounded like fun and didn’t give too much consideration to the content! Anyway, I have signed up to take part in ‘I’m a CEO, Get Me Out Of Here’ to help raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice …

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