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What’s your Story?

Yesterday I left the house at 7am to drive to Norwich to meet with a client about a new project, the meeting was scheduled for 10am.  I had only been on the road for 40 minutes when the traffic came to a standstill, and there I sat watching my arrival time on the sat nav tick away.

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How to get a seat at the ‘top’ table

We’ve all been to a wedding at some point in our life right? And if you’ve been at the ‘top’ table I’m guessing you were an important part of the wedding i.e. Bride(s), Groom(s), Best Man (or woman), Bridesmaid, parent of one of the people getting married.

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Pinch Punch!

And a very happy February to you all! We made it through! I know there are many who would disagree, but I struggle with January, after the excitement of Christmas (yes I’m an adult, and yes I get excited!).

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Employment Law Update?

If you’ve read any of my previous posts you’ll know that I love to learn. You’ll also know that I invest a lot of time and money in my own development be it to grow as a person, a professional or as a business owner.

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Rulebook Rebels

2018 will bring continued talk of ‘releasing your inner rebel’, and ‘ripping up the rule book’, plus the much awaited release of ‘Build It, The Rebel Playbook’ in February 2018 will undoubtedly reach out to new audiences, exciting and delighting in wanting to do these very things!

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Your BIG Awesome 2018

It’s the start of another new year, you’re feeling motivated, you’ve got all of your resolutions set for the year, this is going to be your year and you are feeling determined. So how do you ensure that you do actually make this your year instead of giving up all of your resolutions by the end of the month and carrying on exactly the same as you did before?

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It’s OK to say no

No, believe it or not, is a complete sentence. We don’t like to give a no as an answer though unless we can back it up with something, a reason for such a response that will help the other person understand us more and help us to step away from the guilt. But what if...

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Sleep (or lack of) and Performance

If you haven’t heard already (and if you haven’t quite frankly where have you been?), on Saturday night I spent the night out in the wet and cold to raise funds and awareness for the YMCA.

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The Ripple Effect

I’m sat with a hot chocolate and a pain au raisin (a treat to myself at the end of the week), waiting for my sons to finish their second interviews as part of the Marines selection process. 

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No Time for Strategy?

Over the past few weeks I have facilitated eleven strategy days for senior leadership and executive teams who want to start doing things differently, the size of the teams and the companies has varied as have the sectors, but there have been some common themes running throughout each of the days.

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When Change Sucks

Many times I’ve written and spoken about change being the one constant in business nowadays.  It’s everywhere and we can’t escape it.  Be it new technology, new policies, a new government, new legislation, new premises, new offices, new customers, we are surrounded by...

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Disrupted Leadership?

What if we’ve got it all wrong?  What if in fact it’s not HR that needs to be disrupted, but leadership?
Over the last 18 years I have been asked to design and implement a number of HR initiatives and solutions.

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Mindset and Leadership

Leadership models talk more about compassion, authenticity, integrity, emotions, support nurturing talent etc. Twenty years ago when I started work, whilst these may have been things I would have loved to see from my leaders in the same way that I had in my favourite teachers, these traits were certainly not things we were talking about in the workplace.

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