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Being mindful about introducing ‘mindfulness’

Being mindful about introducing ‘mindfulness’

I’m very privileged to work on a project set up by the charity Art Against Knives … to create new possibilities for young people impacted or affected by domestic abuse or violent crime. Before my second session with the young women I was awake early. I was musing, (as I do often), about how to best ensure the content of this session lands well with the group… I had been asked to talk about Mindfulness…

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Busting the Mehrabhian Myth

Busting the Mehrabhian Myth

There’s a very popular misconception in the world of confident communication which we hear repeated time and time again. Have you heard it? ….(Here come’s the myth)…. When we speak, words account for only 7% of what we say, our voice tone 38% and our body language a whopping 55%. If true this would have huge ramifications in our world of work ….

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The bad habit of planning and organisation

The bad habit of planning and organisation

We often pay attention to planning and organisation as great skills of our people, leaders and managers. We reward them within performance appraisals, they appear time and time again in competency frameworks and as we attempt to operate at a faster and faster pace they become quite critical to our survival. … But, when might planning and organisation be costing you and become a bad habit rather than a management strength?

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Appetite for APPS? (….in L&D)

Appetite for APPS? (….in L&D)

Over the past 6 -12months it has been difficult to ignore the increased mention of ‘Apps’ and other digital aids being used within the L&D community… It seems time to embrace this further and in the spirit of sharing resources which support growth and change. I am happy to start to share APPS and other tools I learn about….

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