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25
Feb
2010
Speaking up

What stops us speaking up & giving our opinion, particularly in organisations?

 
20
Jan
2010
Who are your allies?
Leaders often tend to think that you have to do it all yourselves (particularly those of you who prefer to develop your own ways forward before discussing them with others).  This approach can be unhelpful and lead to stress.  Having someone to mull over your thoughts and ideas with can be very productive.
 
05
Jan
2010
Welcome 2010

We're 5 days into the new year and the new decade.  New year's resolutions aren't an effective way of making sustainable change.  So how about trying this approach instead.

 
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
Having the confidence to succeed

I like this article by James Brook which gives 8 pointers for maintaining a feeling of confidence whatever the situation.

 
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.

 
09
Jul
2008
Begin with the end in mind - setting crystal clear goals

Have you noticed how good it feels to set a goal for yourself and then go on to achieve it? So what is it that makes the difference between those goals we do achieve and those we don’t?

 
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