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 […]

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 […]

How do you get ahead of the waves of change? Create a splash yourself.

Change and the changes that affect us directly are like an ocean.  Vast, continuous, fluctuating and you often can’t see beyond the immediate horizon.  Wave after wave of change keeps rolling in and it does not discriminate or confine itself to industry specifics.  It washes over everything, every one, every organisation. Waves of change through […]

The Menopause at Work

Hands up anyone who had the menopause explained to them properly.  No, me neither.  Did anyone warn you how much it would affect you in the workplace?  Nope, me neither. Do you tend to keep quiet about it or find people smirk if you mention it? I do. The menopause can affect men as well […]

You Are A Hero – Live your own story

You Are A Hero – Live your own story Every single one of us is. Consider this – you are, at this very moment, living, breathing and planning your very own story where you are the major character.  You are the star in your own story.  The person sitting next to you has their own […]

The Benefits of Walking Away

The year 2018 seemed to fly past and, with so many changes in the pipeline, each year appears to pass faster and quicker than ever before.  Yet it is important to take some quality time out in order to remain strong, supple and resilient. When time is short and tasks never ending it is very […]

What Business Model Do You Follow?

If you are part of a large organisation you probably won’t know the specifics however, in general terms, you probably follow a similar business model to the rest of your competitors. Does your business model still work? Big banks follow the same basic methodology as everyone else in their field as do investment houses, insurance […]