Published by : damian

Short, medium and long-term success

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A friend has just been successful in getting a new job. Excited to have made it through the selection process they are super happy. And rightly so, it’s something they’ve wanted for a while. There is something else to consider when it comes to whether this really is a success or not.  Time. The short-term […]

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Innovation and brain filtering

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Recently I turned up to a hospital for an MRI scan on a back injury. Armed with my appointment letter I was almost looking forward to the experience of seeing what an MRI scan actually feels like. “You’re 12 hours too early,” the receptionist said.  A closer inspection of the letter clearly stated 11:10 pm. […]

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Questions – a route to strength…

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I was working with a client recently who had moved to a new organisation and wanted support with their transition. Like many people, the thought of operating in the new environment was challenging. New things to think about, new people to interact with and different expectations. One of the specific (and not uncommon challenges) was […]

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Congestion not just the M25

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Take any large city and you’ll find some kind of ring road to help people get around. London’s M25, the Paris Peripherique and the Washington Beltway are three typical examples. One thing that these roads have in common is the frustration they can cause through congestion. The congestion isn’t just caused by the volume of […]

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When challenges come at us quicker than we are able to process we can find that we get knocked off course. When working with a team or individual to improve resilience we will explore what we can do in advance of this situation occurring – its almost inevitable that it will happen at some point. […]

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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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