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Preparing for Effective Tool Box Meetings

Preparing for Effective Tool Box Meetings

No-one is born with engaging meeting, training or presenting skills. Unfortunately, many employees find themselves standing in front of a room full of their work colleagues at the morning toolbox meeting feeling nervous, inadequate and poorly equipped to handle the disengaged audience in front of them. There is an art, science and skill to running […]

Agile and Dancing Chickens

Agile and Dancing Chickens

We’ve all been on courses and gained certificates which we proudly pose for and publish on social media. Here’s one of me last year gaining Mastery in Conscious Hypnosis. It’s all very well gaining the certificate but if I don’t practice the hypnosis techniques that I learnt, I am not growing and honing my skills. […]

Why Good Writing Matters to Business Success

Why Good Writing Matters to Business Success

Everybody writes, but not everybody writes with confidence. Spend any time on the internet and it’s obvious writing isn’t considered a core skill in many businesses. Let’s not even think about social media and how the English language is being mangled, a lot of it unintentionally. But here’s the thing: we’re living in an era […]

Five Keys to Creating Flexible Teams

Five Keys to Creating Flexible Teams

How to create strong Fluid Teams through Team Development Training The recent pandemic has created fast-changing major global disruptions impacting business on a global scale – possibly even more than the historical events of 9/11 and the GFC. Large-scale social, technological, environmental, political, economic, and legal changes have created an imperative that organisations are more […]

Three Reasons Why Motivational Interviewing is Such a Powerful Tool

Three Reasons Why Motivational Interviewing is Such a Powerful Tool

Whether changing behaviour is a concern for yourself, your colleagues or your clients, there is a body of verifiable, evidence based practice for getting results. In this article Trevor Simper gives the 3 reasons why motivational interviewing is such a powerful tool for helping people change, explains a little more about what MI is and, […]

The 4 Keys to building Resilience: Key #4 – Looking after yourself

The 4 Keys to building Resilience: Key #4 – Looking after yourself

In my introduction to “The 4 Keys to building Resilience”, I mentioned that the keys were as follows: Key #1: Thinking – It’s all about mindset Key #2: Doing – Get moving and set some goals Key #3: Connecting with others and with our higher self Key #4: Renewing – Looking after yourself So, let’s […]

Currency for a Knowledge-Based Economy

Currency for a Knowledge-Based Economy

“For countries in the vanguard of the world economy, the balance between knowledge and resources has shifted so far towards the former that knowledge has become perhaps the most important factor determining the standard of living… Today most technologically advanced economies are knowledge-based.” -World Bank, 1999 There are many kinds of knowledge, and in a […]

The 4 Keys to building Resilience: Key #3 – Connecting with others and with our higher self

The 4 Keys to building Resilience: Key #3 – Connecting with others and with our higher self

In my introduction to “The 4 Keys to building Resilience” I mentioned that the keys were as follows: Key #1: Thinking – It’s all about mindset Key #2: Doing – Get moving and set some goals Key #3: Connecting with others and with our higher self Key #4: Renewing – Look after yourself So, let’s […]

Echo Chambers: What are they and why we should be aware of them.

Echo Chambers: What are they and why we should be aware of them.

When we hear “diversity”, we often think of how people look, but “thought diversity” is just as important. Whether you’re online or face to face with people, likelihood is, most of your real conversations are in your ‘echo chamber’: “an environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, […]

Three Considerations for your Transition to Fit for the Future Learning

Three Considerations for your Transition to Fit for the Future Learning

I have been thinking about the impacts of the virus on businesses, and more specifically those who only deliver training in formal face-to-face classroom situations. Since learning supports organisational strategy, performance and bolsters workplace skills, it begs the question how will those organisations fare that only provide their staff with face-to-face training and haven’t planned […]

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