The power of being yourself at work

Do you feel like you can be yourself at work? Considering that over the course of our lifetime, the average person spends 84,365 hours working, it’s an important question to ponder. If you’re unable to show up as your authentic self, that’s 9.6 years you spend pretending to be someone you’re not. Not only is […]

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How to face the future with confidence

If there’s one thing many of us have been in short supply of over the last couple of years, it’s confidence. The world we live in has been so volatile and so uncertain – a pandemic, a war on European soil, an unstable British government and now a probable looming recession – that looking to […]

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Should I stay or should I go now?

By Anthony Fitton So, the great resignation continues… and with it the great regret – with many returning to old roles and others moving on too quickly. Then there are those who remain but are feeling a bit stuck. Either way, there’s a big cost to businesses: recruitment and onboarding, loss of productivity and of […]

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How a focus on human strengths can boost productivity

In the UK we work hard… very hard. According to a study by the TUC, we work the longest hours in Europe: 42 hours per week compared to Germany’s 40 hours, France’s 39 and Denmark’s 37.7. That all adds up to two extra weeks of work a year. But despite logging that additional time, we […]

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What does human leadership really look like?

By Holly Holm-Powell “The shift from survive to thrive depends on an organisation becoming, and remaining, distinctly human at its core. This isn’t just a different way of thinking and acting. It’s a different way of being.”Deloitte, 2021 Over the past couple of years, our leaders and managers have really had to step up and […]

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Why you can’t have performance without wellbeing

For the last two years, we have been living through a health crisis. The coronavirus pandemic has brought home to many of us just how fragile and precious our physical health – and the health of our loved ones – is. It has also taken its toll on our mental health, whether through anxiety about […]

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The power of conversations at work

It might be stating the obvious, but business is about people. Yes, digital tools help boost efficiency but the essence of business and delivering high quality work comes down to people – individuals being able to play to their strengths and the relationships within teams. With many of us now coming together in person more […]

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Why now is the time for human leadership

Nobody aspires to a leadership position expecting an easy ride, but it’s fair to say that the last two years have tested leaders like never before. Dealing with wave after wave of the pandemic and the associated impact of repeated lockdowns on finances, operations and morale has left many leaders feeling battered, bruised and burned […]

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Learning from bees and starlings: Introducing TeamFlow

Have you ever looked up at the sky at dusk and witnessed a murmuration of starlings? It’s a breathtaking, awe-inspiring sight: a whirling mass of thousands of birds wheeling, darting and swooping in unison. As a collective they just seem to know – seamlessly, effortlessly and joyfully – where to go and what to do. […]

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Self Management To Be A Role Model

People look to their leaders and managers more in times of uncertainty for guidance and an example of how to respond to challenges and opportunities that arise. So if we as leaders are asking others about their performance and wellbeing, we need to demonstrate that it is something we care about through our everyday actions. […]

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