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JUL
03

Is unconscious bias training the answer?

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Unconscious bias is one of the ways we make sense of the world. We subconsciously categorise people instantly, before we even know them. And this can be very harmful, as it tends to breed conformity and a lack of diversity. We make unconscious assumptions about people based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic background and mental health amongst other things.

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JAN
17

A guide to the hot workplace topics of the 2020s. Enlightenment starts here...

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If you only read one 'trends of 2020' blog this month, read this one (and possibly the one about new electronic cat toys). Why? Because this will equip you for the future. We've analysed our own data and investigated the world's bleeding-edge workplaces to create a guide for the hot work topics of the 2020s. Enlightenment starts here... Customer experience is...
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NOV
14

Understanding the language and behaviours of fixed and growth mindsets

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Throughout the month we have been introducing you to new way of coaching that we call Big Chats, Little Chats . We started the series by explaining how we developed an innovative new coaching model for the 21st Century as a pilot programme for telecoms giant O2. The programme has been hugely successful, boosting retail sales by 23 percent where it’s...
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OCT
17

Brexit learning and development toolkit: The good news - leading with confidence in uncertain times is an opportunity

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Change is a comin’, that much is certain. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of uncertainty about what that change will look like. But how about some good Brexit news? Firstly, change often brings benefits, and secondly, the more you prepare for change (no matter how uncertain the circumstances are), the less of a shock it will be. This should give you confidence...
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SEP
19

Big chats, little chats - A 21st Century coaching model: Module 2 - The art of positive mindset and how to challenge ‘wonky thinking’

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At the start of the month we explained how we developed an innovative new coaching model for the 21st Century called Big Chats, Little Chats. The programme has been piloted with O2 and has been hugely successful, boosting retail sales by 23 percent where it’s been used and increasing management engagement scores.

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SEP
12

Big chats, little chats - A 21st Century coaching model: Module 1 - creating the right environment

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Last week we published a case study explaining how we developed an innovative new coaching model for the 21st Century called Big Chats, Little Chats . The programme has been piloted with O2 and has been hugely successful, boosting retail sales by 23 percent where its been used and increasing management engagement scores. We explained how BC,LC consists of three modules, and this week...
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JUL
25

Premier League managers & leadership: has the hairdryer treatment had its day?

leader-blog-AdobeStock_243228943 As with business, football is ultimately about outcomes – winning games, competitions, silverware

Historically, business leaders and managers have been judged on outcomes alone. However, from the work that Laughology has done in recent years, we can see a shift in thinking. Now, in an increasing number of organisations, people’s performance is assessed by looking at both what they have achieved and how they have achieved it – their behaviours.

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APR
25

Supporting Your Child with SATS: A Parent’s Guide

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As a parent, it can be with a sense of disbelief that you realise the time has come for supporting your child with SATS . After all, it seems like seconds ago that you walked them to school for the very first time, dropping them off with a sense of trepidation. Would they cope without you? Would they cry? Would they...
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FEB
28

Surviving SATS - 10 alternatives to drinking Gin!

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If you meet a Year 6 teacher in January, the likelihood is that they are a shadow of their September selves. Gone are the dapper dress sense and the happy-go-lucky attitude. That feeling of easily ‘surviving SATS’ seemed a lifetime ago. Now, however, some are counting down the weeks, others the days, until that dreaded week in May. Headteachers have maniacal...
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