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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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10 teacher & classroom techniques to encourage free thinking and collaboration in the classroom?

10 teacher & classroom techniques to encourage free thinking and collaboration in the classroom?
In this blog post Dave Keeling, Laughology trainer and consultant offers you his top 10 list of teacher thinking skills to create a more free thinking and collaborative environment in your classroom.   It would appear as an outsider looking in that education is quite literally going backwards. As the Conservatives cram us all into a scholastic Delorean and take us...
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Should you be empowered to make business decisions on your own? The Oudehaske Dutch red light experiment may provide the answer.

Should you be empowered to make business decisions on your own? The Oudehaske Dutch red light experiment may provide the answer.
For the average tourist, the Dutch village of Oudehaske wouldn’t merit a second glance. It’s a flat, unremarkable corner of Holland without the type of canals or ‘coffee shops’ that attract visitors to nearby Amsterdam. If however you happen to be a traffic management engineer, Oudehaske is your Mecca. It is to town planning what Benidorm is to fishbowl cocktails and...
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Is your boss doing these 10 things to make your workplace happier and healthier?

Is your boss doing these 10 things to make your workplace happier and healthier?
Last week new guidelines from health watchdog, NICE , urged employers to make sure their staff work reasonable hours and take regular breaks along with other seemingly obvious suggestions that will make workplaces happier and healthier. Whether your called a manager, team leader, head teacher or supervisor or just 'the boss', good leaders are the key to creating happier, healthier workplaces....
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What makes a good day at work for you? - Try these 4 techniques to make your workplace happier

What makes a good day at work for you? - Try these 4 techniques to make your workplace happier
Is it when everything goes to plan? When nobody interrupts you? When you achieve what you set out to achieve that day? If these are your criteria then you may be setting yourself up for a fall. Anyone who’s ever been to a family wedding knows that an event rarely goes exactly to plan, and that a spanner will be thrown...
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3 simple activities for happiness and teaching with a smile

3 simple activities for happiness and teaching with a smile
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Did you know it’s national smile month ? If not you can get involved simply by smiling and it’s really good for you. Smiling helps you feel better and it’s contagious. Go on I dare you to see how many smiles you get back this week simply by smiling at others. Pair up with a friend and see who gets the...
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6 techniques to help you manage stress in the workplace, get through grumpy days, and create general well-being.

6 techniques to help you manage stress in the workplace, get through grumpy days, and create general well-being.
(* double entendre alert) Normally, anyone in the office who implores me to 'have a go on his chopper*' gets the sharp end of an HR beasting. However, in this instance, as I was grumpy and the rest of the team were goading me I felt pressured to comply. And guess what: I enjoyed it. At this juncture you need some...
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People transformation and change

People transformation and change
This month the Laughology team have been working a lot on the theme of change (click here and scroll down the page to read The Laughology - eight stages to organisational change) . Change is a word that can cause all kinds of emotional responses in an organisation. Awareness of feelings and managing reactions towards change is an important part of...
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Preparing young women to be resilient will help with life changes and challenges

Preparing young women to be resilient will help with life changes and challenges
Last week a study into the Journal of Adolescent Health suggested the number of schoolgirls at risk of emotional problems has risen sharply. Scientists from the study analysed questionnaires completed by 1,600 pupils aged 11-13 in 2009, comparing them with similar surveys conducted five years later. A surprising 7% spike in girls reporting emotional issues was noted, while boys' answers remained...
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Measuring progress in team effectiveness: Dust off the old clapometer

Measuring progress in team effectiveness: Dust off the old clapometer
Coming to the end of a successful team development day recently I was reminded of a long-since archived UK talent show called Opportunity Knocks. What came to mind in particular was the show's famous 'clapometer.' This measured the noise generated by the audiences' clapping as each act was announced. The more popular the act, the louder the applause and the higher...
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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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