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On Becoming the Person You’d Like To Be

Most of us have something about ourselves that we'd like to change or improve on. Having a clear idea of where you'd like to end up is more important than worrying how you'll get there. But the vision needs to be more than just vague and wooly aspirations like "To be happier", or "To be comfortable in life". Sensible though such hankerings are, they don't contain enough detail to guide you.

By |2019-11-17T15:16:42+00:00November 17th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Open plan is closing people off

Open plan is meant to improve productivity and efficiency. Cost-obsessed employers seem oblivious to what people really think about working this way, and the damage to morale and productivity. The research is showing that removing walls may take down some of the barriers, but it also increases some of the problems it is meant to fix.

By |2019-10-04T16:04:53+01:00October 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Open plan is closing people off

Listening: Not for the Faint-Hearted

How good is your listening? Listening (as opposed to just hearing), is a dynamic activity, not a passive way to pass the time. It takes effort, focus and skill. It also means putting ourselves aside and fully paying attention to those we would listen to. Listening is not for the faint-heated, but the benefits are worth the effort.

By |2020-08-29T08:43:51+01:00September 11th, 2019|Listening|1 Comment

How Trying to be Perfect Can Make You Stupid

I was reminded of this recently – and not for the first time – while I was presenting a workshop to managers in a large organisation. We had some serious discussion about what their expectations were of themselves and their performance at work. And it's not just at work that this happens.

By |2019-08-16T22:00:56+01:00August 16th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Read the Small Print

Much or our behaviour, and our thinking too, is guided by out of date information. Life is about opportunity, and there's nothing in the small print that says we 'should' or 'should not'.

By |2019-06-03T21:43:31+01:00June 3rd, 2019|Blog|1 Comment