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19
Aug
2013
Pushing boundaries - the Vampire revisited!
We learn a lot from pushing our boundaries - stretching beyond our comfort zones, doing something new or unfamiliar - and handling the uncertainty that comes with it.
 
 
15
Apr
2009
The Speaker
Have you been watching The Speaker on BBC2?  It's a competition to find Britain's best young speaker.
 
24
Mar
2009
Find Your Great Work - the book

You may have read my earlier blog entry about Find Your Great Work.  Well, an updated version of the book is available.

 
15
Jan
2009
Resilience: how to build a personal strategy for survival

Resilience is essential for survival in today's workplace - particularly if you are in a leadership role.  This article by Gill Corkindale gives some excellent tips on how to develop your resilience and be at your best for whatever life throws at you - at work or otherwise.

 
12
Nov
2008
5 simple things to stay sane

 

Foresight, the Government think tank, has just published its report Mental Capital and Wellbeing: making the most of ourselves in the 21st century. Compiled by more than 400 scientists, it is intended to encourage behaviour that will make people feel better about themselves. Unusually, the report’s audience is individuals as well as government policymakers.

 

 
31
Jul
2008
Managing upwards

One of the keys to success at work is understanding what makes your boss tick. Yet surprisingly, this is something we often do not pay enough attention to.

 
13
May
2008
How to be Happy
A debate which has been going on for over 2000 years seems to have an answer: is happines created by virtuos activities or pleasure seeking activities. The answer may not be what you would expect... 
 
24
Apr
2008
I Hate Presentations

If you are one of the many people who hate making presentations, read on.

 
11
Apr
2008
Have you got ‘bottle’?

I was recently talking with my brother about people with ‘bottle’. We were discussing it in the context of television presenters, some of whom appear to have little talent for what they are doing but supreme confidence to do it anyway. My brother’s ‘bête noire’ is Ian Wright, whereas mine is Dominic Littlewood.

 
04
Mar
2008
Nice employees finish last

According to the Times of India, beware of being too nice at work. It can make you a pushover and out of touch with reality and, it concludes, gullible, hardworking employees do finish last if things are taken to the extreme.

 
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