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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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APR
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Can a sense of humour help you cope with stressful situations like a cancelled flight?

Can a sense of humour help you  cope with stressful situations like a cancelled flight?
My own sense of humour was tested this week when I was caught up in the latest strike action by French air traffic controllers. I was on my jollies in Spain and having a lovely time in the town of Granada (even happy people need holidays ) when a news flash appeared on my phone on Tuesday afternoon. The strike meant...
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MAR
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10 skill sets which will increase your emotional intelligence and happiness - in celebration of the International Day of Happiness

10 skill sets which will increase your emotional intelligence and happiness - in celebration of the International Day of Happiness
As you may know, today is United Nations International Day of Happiness which marks the 2012 UN General Assembly resolution calling on member states to take happiness seriously. At the time of the resolution , General Secretary Ban Ki-moon stated a “the world needs a new economic paradigm that recognises the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic...
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FEB
25

Top 7 leadership tips for dealing with tricky situations

Top 7 leadership tips for dealing with tricky situations
Today's leadership styles focus strongly on supporting others, emotional intelligence and people development. There will be times when you have to make unpopular decisions or give negative feedback. Effective leaders handle these situations with diplomacy and tact. Here are our top 7 leadership tips for dealing with tricky situations, including information on how to help team leaders and managers engage, motivate...
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In 2012 - Like Cilla and Macca before me...

In 2012 - Like Cilla and Macca before me...
Not sure Cilla Black or Paul McCartney had the same issues around parking spaces, or bought a cat to make them feel more at home when they moved 'down souf'. In this blog post Stephanie shares her experience of managing change in her business and personal life, and how cats and your very own personal 'no parking' sign can help.  ...
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FEB
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How a Northern lad who had aspirations to be a little bit posh, learnt 3 things from his stand-up experience

How a Northern lad who had aspirations to be a little bit posh, learnt 3 things from his stand-up experience
2014 turned out to be a landmark year for self-styled Northern posh lad Tony Nicholl. He performed his first ever stand-up gig, learnt three important things from the experience, and proved his parents' right. Read on to find out more about Tony's experience.    In December I attended workshops to learn the skills of stand-up comedy. The intention was to raise...
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JAN
08

Making your organisation a great place to work - Top 4 tips for 2015

So 2015 is here; new goals are being set, ideas for the year are being communicated and budgets reviewed. The main focus of the leaders in top organisations I’m speaking to this year seems to be about creating great places to work.  Businesses are feeling more confident financially and are moving away from recession-style troubleshooting behaviour typified by efficiency savings to...
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NOV
11

Turn on your people

Turn on your people

Last week I spoke at the CIPD HR conference in Manchester about the science of happiness for motivating and inspiring teams. There is no doubt that there is a thirst for well-being, happiness and humour in the workplace, as the room was packed.

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NOV
05

Hidden school costs may price out poorest pupils

Hidden school costs may price out poorest pupils

The growing cost of hidden non-core school items such as school trips, extra curricula activities and learning resources is causing a greater gap between the advantaged and disadvantaged.

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OCT
29

The key to business success is skilled managers and middle managers

The key to business success is skilled managers and middle managers

I was at an event recently chatting to a manager. I say chatting, but really he could have been speaking another language thanks to all the acronyms and corporate speak he peppered the conversation with. Maybe he was trying to impress me with his ROIs and his KPIs!

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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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