Getting one step ahead

Are You Constantly Trying to get One Step Ahead? How many hours a week are you currently working? Are you always trying to get one step ahead of your workload? When you get home do you forget about work when you close your door or are you still checking your phone/tablet? Do you ever allow […]

Tribalism is Alive & Kicking

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let’s wipe out tribalism I was recently at an event in the House of Commons in the evening.  Because of the current political climate the place was still heaving with people as votes were being called upon late into the night.  Screens denoted what was going on within the Commons. Plus, the bell was constantly […]

History Will Judge Us

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You create history We always think of history as something in the past.  A subject taught at school, a period to reminisce over, at best the past to learn lessons from.  How often do we stop and realise that we, us, each of us, are creating history each and every day? history will judge us […]

How to convert Negative Thoughts into Pro-active Actions

Do you sometimes react negatively when a stressful situation occurs? Do you sometimes find your initial reaction to a change of circumstances leads to anger or irritation? How about just waking up i the morning feeling below par and unequal to the challenges that lie before you that day? Firstly, congratulate yourself.  You are a […]

Putting Strategic Thinking To Work

Most business goes through a planning phase in its yearly cycle and usually that plan is revisited at least monthly. However, that planning can get a bit formulaic and becomes almost a ritual rather than an innovative exercise. If you can effectively harness the strategic thinkers in your leadership and within the organisation then monthly […]

Your Eyelids are Getting Heavy… go to sleep – some sleep routines

Sleep routines and the wakeful brain You may, like me, suffer from not being able to sleep at night sometimes. You may, like me, find a bad night’s sleep can make you feel listless, groggy and even unwell the following day. We all know how important sleep is to our wellbeing but why is so […]

Designing a Passport to the Future – Education Revolution

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I will state up front that I do not have children.  However, 90% of my friends, colleagues and family I regularly interact with do and I am sometimes called into schools to ‘inspire’ their pupils.  I therefore feel I have an opinion albeit one from an outsiders point of view.  But perhaps the fact I […]

Let’s Burn the Witches!

As we head into most people’s summer break, I thought I’d take a lighter view on one of the things that has troubled me in recent times.  That is the alarming responses social media seems to engender in seemingly rational human beings. Medieval hysteria in a modern age- burn the witches In our country’s medieval […]

How to Turn a Frustrating Day into a Great One

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Do you have days when you are rushing around, getting loads done and you finish tired but happy? How about busy days where you are rushing around but by the end of it you feel nothing productive has been accomplished, you just feel tired and frustrated with lots of unfinished things to do? On those […]

Be Kind to Yourself – You’re Your Own Best Friend

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When the going gets tough, be kind to yourself Is it me or are more people reaching burn out, tired all the time, getting sicker or throwing their hands up in the air in exasperation, disillusionment and despair? I have a variety of friends and connections who are all showing worrying signs of getting to […]