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Unbreaking The Workplace

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Last week’s APA “Healthy Workplace Awards” should have been a celebration of all that is good in the work place, and they were. Congratulations to APA’s 2013 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award Winners. Employee engagement matters, study after study has shown that it is one of the most significant factors in a business’s success. The winners represent […]

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Where Are You Going? Vision, Mission and Values – Part II – Vision

There are a number of different ways to arrive at a mission statement. I’ve always found the easiest first step is to clarify your vision. Where is it that you plan to go? As well as being one of Covey’s seven habits, beginning with the end in mind is the basis for all good planning. […]

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Where Are You Going? Vision, Mission and Values – Part I

Strategically Speaking Serendipity is putting mission and strategy in the middle of my world. They are curiously emotive terms, dividing people into either cynics or firm believers in a single breath. My passion for strategic planning has caused me to dig into these topics many times over the years. I firmly believe that you get […]

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A Sense of History

I was stirred by a recent post about personal history on Stephen’s Adversity University. I didn’t get on with history at school. I had great teachers, but I didn’t have a head for names and places. That puts a bit of a damper on being good at it. This was compounded by my belief that […]

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You’re Having a Laugh Aren’t You?

I recently spent an action packed, laughter-filled weekend with Jack Milner, on his stand-up comedy course. The course was held at Diorama Arts in London, pictured here. Even the trees outside it are comic. Yes, they are 20 foot off of the ground! I’m always looking to push my presentation and speaking skills, and Jack […]

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