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JUL
18

Is optimism a positive attribute in a leader?

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A strange thing happened on ITV last week (I’m not talking about Love Island). It happened during the Conservative Party leadership debate. Someone weaponised optimism, which is surprising considering optimism has always been viewed as a positive attribute. Perhaps it’s indicative of the gloomy times we live in.

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SEP
06

The menopause does not just affect the person going through it. It impacts on families and workplaces too

The menopause does not just affect the person going through it. It impacts on families and workplaces too

There are many things a 29-year-old woman doesn’t want to hear. ‘Would you like me to park for you’ and ‘I think it’s a grey hair,’ are just two. As is ‘you are is menopausal’.

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JAN
25

How your development plan and HR strategy can help you buck the trend in 2018

How your development plan and HR strategy can help you buck the trend in 2018
The world of work is changing at a head-spinning rate and opportunity for positive change comes in many forms. Smart organisations are embracing factors such as Brexit, changes in traditional patterns of employment, technological advances and shifts in customer behaviour to create robust, future-fit cultures. The future is arriving faster than many suspected or planned for but with the right knowledge...
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OCT
12

Has Health and Safety gone mad?

Has Health and Safety gone mad?
Has Health and Safety gone mad? That was certainly the message from Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, in a recent article about the safety culture in schools. Ms Spielman said that, in her opinion, some of the measures that school staff go to, to keep children safe, are ‘simply barmy.’ From the examples she gave, we have to agree. It does...
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JUN
10

Top 10 tips to deliver outstanding presentation skills

Top 10 tips to deliver outstanding presentation skills
Does the idea of speaking in public fill you with dread?  If so you’re in the majority also known as Glossophobia, public speaking is one of the most common phobias.  So ahead of our presentations skills course we have put together some top tips you can print out and use to help you get through your next presentation.   Challenge your...
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MAY
21

Does the idea of speaking in public fill you with dread?

Does the idea of speaking in public fill you with dread?
Does the idea of speaking in public fill you with dread? If so you’re in the majority.  According to the national institute of mental health, up to 75% of people have a phobia of public speaking , also known as Glossophobia.  It doesn’t matter how many times you practice, as soon as you get in front of an audience, your voice starts...
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NOV
13

Creating stress-free schools, and taking control - 5 things you should try

Creating stress-free schools, and taking control - 5 things you should try
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We’ve all been stressed at different points in our life, some more than others and some of us can deal with stress better than others. It can depend on how you’re brought up, what’s happening in your life presently and resilience skills amongst others things. Research released this month by MIND stated that over 55% of people interviewed stated that they...
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OCT
19

You don’t need to think - we know what you need to know.

You don’t need to think - we know what you need to know.

We are all familiar with the quote: “history is written by the victors”. Well, the South Korean Government has taken this one step further, by banning any history textbook that hasn’t been approved by the state (yes, it is the South part of Korea we are talking about). This blog post questions if education should really be decided by people who have little experience and insight into the full breadth and potential of schools and offers some insights on how to encourage creativity and deeper thinking in schools.

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SEP
23

Lorra Lorra Social Intelligence

Lorra Lorra Social Intelligence
This week we heard the very sad news that Cilla Black passed away. Like all Liverpudlians and everyone else in the country, I was saddened. For us Scousers Cilla is like the queen mum; a much-loved and iconic figure of the whom we are all very proud. Along with The Beatles she was one of Liverpool’s greatest exports.   An emotional...
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