21
Sep

Training That Makes A Difference

I was delighted to hear that a recent delegate on our  12 month Management Development Programme had sent out a testimonial to her network, talking about 10 takeaways from the training. We don’t often blow our own trumpet at Namasté , we tend to focus on helping others rather than helping ourselves, however, this is …

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5
Sep

We are changing…

Facing Unpalatable Truths You know when someone tells you something you don’t really want to hear? It’s something about an idea you had, something that you really like, something you think talks about who you are and what you do? In short, it is something that feels very personal to you. You Always Have a …

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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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28
Apr

Spotting Mental Health Problems in Others:

Prince Harry’s recent revelation that after many years suffering, he sought help for the grief of his mother’s death has left many of us wondering how we would spot others in emotional stress. After all, most people saw the Prince as a tough, capable soldier who let his hair down when off duty – what’s …

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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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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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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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18
Oct

Five Ways to Improve Your Day-to-Day Interactions at Work

Soft skills do matter A recent article in the CIPD bulletin on the “Best thinking in HR” reports how psychological wellbeing at work is affected by the quality of our interactions with our colleagues. These interactions are often formalised by businesses, for example, setting up mentoring programmes to develop new talent. However the CIPD suggests …

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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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