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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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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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Routines – good idea or bad idea?

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There are mixed views on the benefit of routine to our effectiveness and resilience. I find it surprising that people think of this as an either or subject. When working with others and in my own personal experience there’s a place for both routine and more free flowing activity. Here are three pros, cons and […]

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Be confident, not arrogant

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Self-confidence is not the same as arrogance. Arrogant people often don’t listen to others and try to ramrod their way through life. Someone with self-confidence knows they are not perfect, but they also know they have at least the common sense to work out most everyday problems and challenges in a perfectly acceptable way. They […]

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End in mind

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Those that know me will be aware that Stephen Covey was a big influence on my life. A chance purchase of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People at a motorway service station in the mid-nineties, introduced me to the world of personal development. I’ve been fascinated with the subject ever since. I was coaching […]

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One of the approaches I look to live by is seek first to understand and then be understood. I was first introduced to this in 1994 when reading Stephen Covey’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Time and again I’ve been surprised by how this approach can change my view and more importantly, action. Despite my best intentions, […]

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