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The "What if ... " Game

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Plan for unknown, risky or even magnificent situations using "What if ... ". A tool for venturing into the unknown with eyes open

You'll Be Fine

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I so want people to understand, right down in their bones, that they will get through tough, difficult and challenging situations

Thinking is more painful than electric shocks!

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Why people often don't get clear about their desired outcome or choose the best approach to take, before they act

Moral Support and Working Remotely

The Top 4 Reasons why Leaders aren't doing enough Remote Stroking and Moral Support 

Six Things that Great Time-Management is about NOT doing

"#1 Will Surprise You!" (It won’t – that’s just my silly way of highlighting that #1 is about NOT getting distracted.)

Zooming, Storming, Norming and Performing - Teams and Video Conferencing

How Video-conferencing is impacting the way that teams perform and making us miss crucial problems

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Beauty and Redemption

James Bond and William Morris on why beauty is important in our work and our workplaces

You Cannot Pour From an Empty Cup

As we go into the Covid19 bounce-back phase, how Bruce Lee can help us to top-up our Resilience, Willpower and Empathy

Invictus

The poem Invictus: part of a series of short videos where I share things which have inspired me.

Rules of Behaviour and Social Distancing

Why some people won't social distance, why some people won't tell them to, and why others are outraged

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

Useful motivation or unhelpful bullshit - how do you know?

The Motivation Equation and Self-Belief (part 1 of a series)

How to define the outcome and establish your evidence to get more Self-Belief and better Motivation at work

Connection Overload

Is conflict at work happening because people are overwhelmed by all the relationships they need to manage?

Mission, Vision and Strategy Explained on One Page

Everybody is getting Mission, Vision and Strategy mixed-up and wrong - so here's a handy one-page guide.

Keeping your mind fresh and flexible

Why it's important to seek out novelty and unpredictability daily - like travelling home from work on a different route

Recovery Position

What kind of first aid is good for when we hit a minor mental or emotional wobble at work?

Snoozing on the Job

Should leaders pay more attention to the quality and quantity of their sleep?

"Thanks, your work was almost adequate"

What *should* leaders say and do when someone's work is disappointing?