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Mindfulness at Work

So much is being said (and claimed) about the many benefits of mindfulness at work it can be hard to distinguish between valuable information and hype.

This video by Mark Lesser is a refreshing change.

An Interview on Handling Workplace Conflict

Conflict at work causes a lot of misery, and that has serious implications for employers. It affects motivation and engagement, and also increases the risk of mistakes and neglect. And that’s not to mention poor performance, failing teams, absenteeism and staff turnover.

If only managers could handle conflict more constructively…

Working With Someone Who Over Commits?

If you are working with someone who always says ‘yes’ but then fails to deliver, this video might help.

Want an Effective Team? Google It!

Personality testing may have its place, but I’m not sure how it helps to produce an effective team. Most team members suss each other out pretty quickly and they don’t need a psychological test to tell them which of their colleagues is an introvert, and extrovert or a psychopath.

Relationship Failing? No Problem

If you find yourself in a relationship that’s struggling and are unsure where to turn here’s something you can do to clarify things. Start by making two lists, the first of all the good things the relationship has to offer. On the second, list the faults and weaknesses that are stopping you finding the path […]

Online Courses from Barry Winbolt

My new online courses will be launched soon. Some are free, and they are all low cost, great value, and easy to follow.

Sign up to be kept informed and you’ll receive extra discounts and earlybird access to be ahead of the crowd.

Kindness by Degrees at Work

Why we study and what we study seem to be linked to earning a living, rather than preparing us for life.

The two are linked, but as so often happens we lose sight of the bigger picture.

Life Pressures, Demands and Balance

Creating a perfect Life-Balance is a personal challenge for most people. As you might expect I’ve worked out my own way of ensuring Life-Balance, and I’m about to share it with you. There three steps I’m offering.

As a starting point, here’s a short quiz that will help you by providing some thinking points about what Life-Balance means to you.

Take the quiz now, part two follows in a week, and it’s all free!

Learning and Development, Horses, and Drinking

It can be tough motivating people to attend training. But then why would people be interested if they don’t value their own development?

Helping employees to understand why personal growth is important may be a route to better take-up.

How to Give a Powerful Presentation

Great presentations start with a great style. No need to make a lot of noise, and you can ditch the PowerPoint. It’s all about presence.

Online Courses from Barry Winbolt

My new online courses will be launched soon. Some are free, and they are all low cost, great value, and easy to follow.

Sign up to be kept informed and you’ll receive extra discounts and earlybird access to be ahead of the crowd.

Contact Me Now for Personal Consulting

Maybe a change is something you wished for, or perhaps it was thrust upon you and you resent it. Either way, you can seize the moment and use it as a starting point for creating the life we want. It’s easier than you think.

If you want to improve any aspect of your life it helps to work with someone who knows how to do it. Contact me for ideas, guidance and support.

Want to know more? Go to www.singlesessiontherapy.com

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Let's Talk via Skype

I am based in the South of England, but that need not stop us from working together if you live or work somewhere else.

Training and coaching via the internet are convenient and effective, and have real advantages over conventional, face-to-face interactions.

If you have something you’d like help with, contact me and we can discuss what I can offer.

 

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NEW – Online Learning

My online learning platform is being redeveloped. Go to OneMinuteIdeas to see how.

OneMinuteIdeas is a new platform devoted to online learning and personal development. This is personal and professional development made easy. Learn and develop yourself and your thinking with instant courses and resources.

Clear concise LifeHacks that you can digest in minutes, self-coaching WorkOuts, or a more in depth E-Course.

Designed so you’ll get a better handle on yourself and life in general.

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Staff Training

What do you want staff training to do? It’s all very well using words like ‘inspire’, ‘motivate’ and ‘engage’, but these don’t say what attendees should be able to do differently, or better, as a result of training.

A title can whet the appetite, and a programme gives flavour, but if training is to nourish people’s minds it needs to connect with their experience so that they can see the value of what they are being taught.

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