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  • How to make 2020 the year of employee wellbeing

    How to make 2020 the year of employee wellbeing

    28th January 2020

    Last year the World Health Organisation officially recognized burn-out as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ which is affecting employee wellbeing. Whilst research by Gallup says that two thirds of all employees regularly feel burnt out. The WHO defines the problem: “Burn-out is […]

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  • How much should you let intuition affect your decision-making?

    How much should you let intuition affect your decision-making?

    28th January 2020

    Data, evidence, discussions with colleagues, previous experience, management theory – these can all be things that leaders turn to when decision-making. However, we all have built within us a very useful tool in decision-making which often gets ignored in the […]

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  • How to be a leader in a VUCA world

    How to be a leader in a VUCA world

    17th December 2019

    Perhaps the most contentious General Election so far this century, the President of the US undergoing impeachment proceedings, the world living under the threat of climate disaster… could the world be much more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex or Ambiguous than it […]

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  • How to say no positively

    How to say no positively

    31st October 2019

    Saying no can be one of the most stressful things about leadership. In fact, ex British Prime Minister Tony Blair put it, ‘The art of leadership is not saying yes, it’s saying no’. It can be really hard to say […]

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  • Five things good leaders do to foster innovation

    Five things good leaders do to foster innovation

    31st October 2019

    If someone asked one of your employees whether your business really does foster innovation, would their answer be the same as yours? Sometimes leaders have a view of the culture of their organization which isn’t replicated by all of the […]

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  • Why team building activities don’t need to be enjoyable to work

    Why team building activities don’t need to be enjoyable to work

    16th October 2019

    Is it time for some team building activities? Maybe there has been some conflict between members of your team. Or maybe there is no conflict but there is no collaboration either. Perhaps your departments are operating in siloes, or worse […]

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  • Build better teams and reap the rewards

    Build better teams and reap the rewards

    1st October 2019

    Whilst we don’t know the impacts things like climate change will have on our businesses, we can help prepare our people by considering how to build better teams making them better able to handle change. Whether your business is going […]

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  • Can you prepare for change when you don’t know what’s coming?

    Can you prepare for change when you don’t know what’s coming?

    26th September 2019

    We are living in times that threaten unprecedented change. With political chaos in the UK, it seems we should be preparing our people to cope with any eventuality. But how can you prepare for change when you don’t know what […]

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  • How everyone can GROW to be a leader

    How everyone can GROW to be a leader

    24th September 2019

    In times of change and uncertainty, it is only natural to want look to a leader for guidance. However, navigating through change, and mitigating any adverse effects can be a big job for one person. That’s why we should be […]

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  • Why mindfulness at work really matters

    Why mindfulness at work really matters

    19th September 2019

    For a lot of people their job is much more than just a way of paying the bills. Your work can so often be tied to your vision of your worth, and many people want to be satisfied as well […]

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  • What’s the point of having difficult conversations?

    What’s the point of having difficult conversations?

    21st August 2019

    In my corporate days, I worked with a HR colleague who I respect immensely. She is a great teacher, simply by her approach to her life and her work. I remember her sharing a perspective with me after a particularly demanding […]

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  • Evolving your self-awareness can sustain your effectiveness and performance…

    Evolving your self-awareness can sustain your effectiveness and performance…

    14th August 2019

    Have you noticed just how relentless the pace of change can be these days? Our experience of change appears to be daily, almost accepted as a given, a constant in our busy lives. I see this vividly with the teams […]

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  • Why you should encourage failure in your teams

    Why you should encourage failure in your teams

    18th April 2019

    Failure is all a matter of perspective, it’s like the old adage about the inventor of the light bulb Thomas Edison, who succeeded in finding 10,000 methods that wouldn’t work. Some of the best inventions in history were discovered by […]

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  • How to get teams working together quickly

    How to get teams working together quickly

    13th February 2019

    What the Queen of England can teach us about team building. With the news dominated by Brexit, backstops, and boundaries, division seems to be rife – but it’s not good for business. Just like countries, companies can find themselves with […]

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  • How showing your vulnerabilities can make your team stronger

    How showing your vulnerabilities can make your team stronger

    7th January 2019

    Who doesn’t hide certain bits of themselves from their bosses and co-workers? Who doesn’t try and tone down what they see as their weaknesses and adopt a more ‘perfect’ persona at work? These masks that we wear in our professional […]

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  • Taming Tasks & Amassing Missions.

    Taming Tasks & Amassing Missions.

    31st October 2018

    From one thing and onto the next. If I get there faster and do it quicker then I can finally kick back a bit and breathe. Phew – first tasks done, boxes ticked. In fact – now I’ve caught up […]

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  • Outcomes are critical but not as much as the journey

    Outcomes are critical but not as much as the journey

    24th October 2018

    In business, outcomes are critical – reaching a designated goal in a designated time frame. Sometimes our success can ride on one specific outcome.  But keep in mind the “Outcome” is only your end game. You gotta travel there first. […]

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  • What’s your Mantra?

    What’s your Mantra?

    17th October 2018

    Have you noticed how you speak to yourself and how that may be limiting you. For example, here are a few sentences that may help clarify what I mean.  …I’m so awkward when I meet new people. … I hate reading.   […]

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  • The wisdom of the actors code

    The wisdom of the actors code

    10th October 2018

    In groups and teams, we can all pay lip service to listening. Here’s a challenge – next time you are in a meeting – ask yourself “Am I really listening or am I just waiting for my turn to talk”? […]

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  • Conflict and the rusty bike…

    Conflict and the rusty bike…

    1st October 2018

    Working with continual underlying dysfunction in a team is like trying to ride a bike with a rusty chain.  It may get you there – but it’s unnecessary and an utter grind! In our work facilitating behaviour change with teams […]

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  • The Gold Dust of High Performance

    The Gold Dust of High Performance

    27th March 2018

    I have found that learning how to listen is a bit of a journey. What I mean is that to really listen, so that chattering in my head goes quiet, that takes effort to achieve. Frankly, it is a journey […]

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  • The link between trust and financial performance in organisations….

    The link between trust and financial performance in organisations….

    10th May 2017

    A fascinating article in the January/February 2017 issue of Harvard Business Review, which highlights the work being done on trust within organisations. Consider the following points that this article highlights. Compared with people at low-trust companies, people at high-trust companies report 74% […]

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  • Welcome to our new website

    Welcome to our new website

    21st April 2017

    Welcome to our new website! We are really pleased to bring you Connectivity Consulting as the dream has always been to arrive at this point! I had been toying with the idea for some years and realised that to achieve […]

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