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Employee engagement is dead, long live… leadership climate?

2016, a year of turmoil, dividing headlines between the political shocks of Brexit and Trump, and the cultural shocks of losing cherished celebrities. The New Year is traditionally time for optimism and resolutions: renewed gym memberships, dry January dedications, going tech-free one evening each week. Likewise at work, we set goals and objectives: navigating Brexit, raising productivity, increasing employee engagement. Read more…

2017

New Year. New You.

The arrival of the New Year is a time of hope for many of us. As the countdown to midnight gets nearer, we begin to dream of how this new beginning will bring out the best in us. In 2017, we will be Read more…

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Politics is making us less emotionally connected

To follow feeds on social media over the past few months, one might be tempted to think the world is in crisis, doom is pending and an apocalypse is just around the corner.  Even worse, there is talk of family Read more…

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The endurance mindset

In a few days time I will plunge into the cold waters of Loch Lomond and attempt to swim 35 Km from one end to the other. Such challenges are commonly called ‘endurance’ events, and defined as:

The ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
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Brexit – an age-old decision?

Explaining referendum voting patterns through the lens of Emotional Intelligence.

The referendum resulting in Brexit has been one of the most significant political events in recent times.
Following analysis of voting demographics, the disparity between the younger and older age groups of voters was Read more…

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Gold Standard Resilience

Olympic fever is upon us and if like me you have been glued to the coverage you must have been impressed by the ever growing number of medals we as a nation have won and more importantly by the skill, athleticism, focus and resilience of the participants.

How do these incredible athletes control their emotions and remain resilient when they are under such intense pressure? How do they still manage to perform?

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21 days later…

At the start of April I committed to working on my “greenness”. I promised myself that for 21 consecutive days I would spend 50 minutes on a renewal activity. On the first day of my commitment I woke up excited – I was embarking on a journey to a better, calmer me! Read more…

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21 Days of Green

Last weekend finally brought us some long-awaited sunshine. With the breath of fresh air came the promise of Spring, the season when nature starts waking up from its winter slumber to remind us how great it is to be alive. Read more…

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Why resilience matters. Taking the next step

During a recent ‘Building Resilience Workshop’ for a public sector client we were discussing the benefits of being resilient. When you have a high level of resilience and feel rested and recharged you have greater capacity to stay in charge of yourself. More resilience means Read more…