Published by : damian

Basics Done Brilliantly – Agendas

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Working with a team last week we were discussing their ‘basics done brilliantly’ list. It was a very practical session and certainly a lively discussion. It was great to see them really challenge each other to boil things down. One of the elements which I thought worth sharing was a discussion about the quality of […]

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It was a chilly late winter afternoon at the Trailfinders Stadium as the London Broncos achieved a convincing win over the Barrow Raiders. I don’t have a huge amount of Rugby League experience. Each time I go to watch a match I’m impressed with the speed and power at which the game is played. I […]

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10,000 steps?

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I’m sitting in a busy restaurant waiting for a friend. Behind me, there is a vigorous debate going on about the Michael Mosley article: ‘Forget walking 10,000 steps a day‘. I’ve seen a few articles over the last week which question the 10k step goal many people strive for with their wearable fitness trackers. The […]

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Dunkirk – the stories we’re told

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Last weekend I watched the 2017 Dunkirk movie on DVD. It’s not the first time I’ve heard the story though.  My grandad was one of the many brave souls who was rescued from the beach at Dunkirk as part of Operation Dynamo. Unfortunately, he’s no longer with us. I have his medals though. My grandad was […]

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Taking aim at 2018 goals

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It’s all too common that some weeks after starting the pursuit of a goal the enthusiasm begins to waver. Before you ‘give up’ allow yourself the opportunity to turn that well-meaning intent into something you can be proud of. Here’s a tactic you can use to help.   Bringing clarity to your why. Often when […]

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What’s the Cookson legacy?

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We’ve had a fair few shock election outcomes over recent times. David Lappartient beating Brian Cookson by 37 votes to 8 to become president of the World Cycling governing body (the UCI) has got tongues wagging. Perhaps the scale of the outcome rather than the actual victory itself the most surprising. I’ve read a number […]

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Learning from the Red Arrows

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Learning from the Red Arrows

Sitting on Studland Beach in Dorset I was treated to a free display from the Red Arrows (they were part of the Bournemouth Air Festival further up the coastline). As they move at speed through the air, it’s hard not to be impressed. What could we learn from their approach? Here are three observations. Getting […]

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  There is a whole host of reasons why people miss breakfast including not feeling hungry, being time pressured and believing it will aid their weight loss. There’s a strong body of evidence that eating a healthy breakfast can reduce cravings later in the day and encourage us to make better choices for subsequent snacks and […]

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Taking a proper break

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Taking a proper break

A post from Damian In today’s connected world it’s easy to skip over the value of a ‘proper-break’. Having just returned from a terrific two-week break in Puerto Pollenca, Majorca it reminds me how important taking rest is. Rest is a vital part of the Effective Challenge PRIME model. I, and when working with others […]

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5 Things 15 March 2017

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Each week I hear, see and experience things which could be of benefit for others. Picking up on an idea from Tim Ferris – I thought I’d do a short blog to share some of them. Here goes. Quote I’ve had in the back of my mind. “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing […]

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