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Stephanie has developed Laughology into the nation's most talked about training and development provider and has gained an unsurpassed reputation for creating happy organisations. So it's not just a happy coincidence that these blog posts contain an occasional rant, a few pearls of wisdom and bucket loads of undeniable truths, so make yourself...

Stephanie has developed Laughology into the nation's most talked about training and development provider and has gained an unsurpassed reputation for creating happy organisations. So it's not just a happy coincidence that these blog posts contain an occasional rant, a few pearls of wisdom and bucket loads of undeniable truths, so make yourself a cuppa and read on.

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JUL
03

Will Brexit turn us into a nation of negative thinking, fixed mind-set quitters?

Will Brexit turn us into a nation of negative thinking, fixed mind-set quitters?
First we quit the EU, our PM then steps down, over half the Labour shadow cabinet resigns and Roy Hodgsen, reporting he lost faith in the England team and they had given up on themselves. Since the referendum there has been an onslaught of negativity and fixed mind-set from every angle.  Whether you voted in or out, it’s paramount that individuals...
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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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FEB
22

Discrimination and unconscious bias - Is it OK to laugh about it?

Discrimination and unconscious bias - Is it OK to laugh about it?
You are unquestionably biased. For many, this is difficult to understand and accept. Suppressing this fact and avoiding discussion of your unconscious bias will only strengthen the time-bomb ticking away in teams worldwide. As intuitive, sensitive and professional people we should be above such prejudice? Surely within the public sector, with diversity, equality and accessibility firmly on the agenda we should rise above...
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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
30

We need to realise that equality is about treating everyone the same and being fair.

We need to realise that equality is about treating everyone the same and being fair.
Earlier this year David Cameron announced much-lauded plans to make companies with more than 250 employees publish figures on the average pay gap between men and women. The rules are enshrined in law as a new clause to the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill and are due to come into effect in April next year following a national consultation 'Closing the gender...
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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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OCT
03

5 ways VW could build trust and clean up the damaging emissions

5 ways VW could build trust and clean up the damaging emissions
VW has always known that there is a commercial benefit to developing a trustworthy and reliable brand. The motor car manufacturer has used the values of trust and dependability in its marketing for years. And it has had huge success. Then, last week, the balloon went up and all that hard work disintegrated practically overnight. The German car giant admitted cheating...
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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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THE MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY:

Are organisations and companies just paying lip service?
Join some of the most interesting and respected voices in positive psychology for our Our Big Chat about…Thinking outside the tick box, inaugural webinar. Our two and half hour interactive event will look at the best mental health strategies for organisations, identifying what works and what doesn’t.

Dave McPartlin:

Dave is the Headteacher of Flakefleet Primary School.
Creating the right environment for people and communities to flourish

Sunita Hirani

Sunita is one of the BBC’s key equality, diversity and inclusivity experts.
Why inclusion is essential for mental wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper

Cary is one the world’s most influential voices in occupational health and wellbeing.
Enhancing Mental Wellbeing at Work. Evidence based strategies for creating a wellbeing culture at work.

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