Archive Category: Thought leadership

Learning from the doctor

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Over the last couple of years, there have a been a number of instances with members of my family who have needed to make use of doctors in the NHS. One case recently prompts this post. In my experience doctors are good at giving feedback. This is my observation about their approach. Step 1 – Get the […]

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 As a line manager it can be very easy to talk  about a member of your team needing to “get  out of their comfort zone”. I believe this  phrase is overused as it doesn’t suggest what  really needs to happen. It can also put people  into a defensive frame of mind and come  across as […]

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7 Ways to Bring a Better Balance

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More and more challenges come our way competing for the precious 168 hours we have each week. It’s important that we take responsibility and work at striking a balance to achieve more of the right things. Here’s 7 things to get you stated.     1. Get a longer-term vision Having a view on where […]

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So what is the Effective Challenge?

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A number of people have enquired what is the Effective Challenge? It’s something that’s not been covered in the blog. It’s about time that changed. Like developing fitness at a gym, success requires sustained effort. We term that effort as the Effective Challenge. When working with individuals it’s very clear that if people are able to […]

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Learning from the Tour de France

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So I wonder what Chris Froome was talking about with Alberto Contador at last weeks 2014 Tour De France unveiling? The worlds elite cyclists, teams and cycling media descended on Paris last week to find out what the 101st edition of the Tour de France will entail next July. It’s a big day in the […]

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Learning from Monsters Inc.

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Excited at a trip to see the latest Disney Pixar movie Monsters University, my daughter wanted to rewatch the first film in the series, Monsters Inc. I took three things away from the movie that I wasn’t expecting. And more importantly they could readily be applied to everyday life. In the movie all the monsters […]

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