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More Is Not Necessarily Better

Is choice good for us?
When I was a kid crisps (chips if you are outside the UK), came in one variety, ready-salted. Now we have thirty-six varieties and counting.

Having many options is not necessarily better for us, in fact it can distract and limit us. Some say that limiting choice could actually make our lives better.

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Symptoms and Signals

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Things are not always as they seem, we know. Yet we continue to react to the ‘seeming’, rather than investigating the thing.

It’s as if we have learned to by-pass thinking, and it can can lead to problems.

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Not Until You Leave Home

It’s a paradox of parenting that we want our kids to develop into free-thinkers who will make their mark, but we also expect them to do as they are told.

It’s obvious that this can produce a clash of ideals, but we generally don’t realise that until it’s too late.

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Never Mind What Other People Think

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Even though we don’t realise it when we say we know what someone thinks about something, we are guessing. Even mind-reading – in a fairground or on stage – is trickery.

Yet we often allow our own thoughts and behaviour to be goverened by what we claim someone else will think. Maybe it’s time to review what we ‘know’.

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Accusations of bullying may be wrong

Nobody wins when accusations of bullying are based on a misunderstanding of what the term means.
Knee-jerk reactions based on misuse of the term do harm and conceal genuine cases of bullying.

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What do you want employee training to do?

Staff Training, employee training

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

Understanding your outcomes before you book the training will help you design content that works, and save money.

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More Is Not Necessarily Better

Is choice good for us?
When I was a kid crisps (chips if you are outside the UK), came in one variety, ready-salted. Now we have thirty-six varieties and counting.

Having many options is not necessarily better for us, in fact it can distract and limit us. Some say that limiting choice could actually make our lives better.

Continue reading
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