Holiday Heaven or Holiday Hell?

It’s holiday season – for most of us a welcome break from work and an opportunity to spend quality time with our family and friends.  But spending all our waking hours together, rather than the more usual 5 or 6, can surface tensions and personality clashes that are normally hidden.

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In Pursuit of Performance

Reading about Geraint Thomas’s victory in the Tour de France reminded me of the 4 Ps of excellence: passion, perseverance, practice and positive conditions.  It also reminded me that what makes a high performing team is….

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World Cup Emotions and Great Teams

The World Cup and Wimbledon are over – what are we going to do for our entertainment?  Even people who don’t usually like sport have been drawn into England’s world cup journey to the semi-finals.  The reason for this is that sport engages our emotions….

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More Meeting Madness

This article in the CIPD’s People Management magazine has some useful tips for effective meeting behaviour, including the advice to have a clear plan of what you hope to achieve in a meeting.  I once worked in an organisation where, every time there was a problem, they would call a meeting….

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Taking a Break in Nature

Taking a Break in Nature I’ve recently had a holiday in Cornwall, walking the coastal paths, surrounded by wild flowers, dramatic scenery and wildlife – linnets, gannets, seals and dolphins.  It really re-energised me and gave me a chance to take a different perspective on my life and reflect on changes I might want to […]

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