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Soft Skills Are Hard

Soft skills are hard – but really, really important. I’ve heard the term ‘soft skills’ used in a derogatory fashion for many years in Management and they are often looked at as “something for other people (like HR) but not for me as an outcome-focused, results-driven Manager” The reality is that the higher you are … Continue reading Soft Skills Are Hard

Taking Over A New Team? We Bought A Van

    What does the fact that we bought a van have to do with your taking over a new team?  Surprisingly, there are a lot of similarities.  We bought a new camper van last year.  We wanted to move up to a bigger van which would give us more opportunities and I saw one … Continue reading Taking Over A New Team? We Bought A Van

So What Exactly Is Interaction Engineering?

Interaction Engineering: The action of working artfully to create something of value when two or more people communicate with each other. We know that how the people who make up a business all work together, understand each other and communicate is as important as how software packages interact or a production line functions. People are … Continue reading So What Exactly Is Interaction Engineering?

How To Avoid Death By Powerpoint – (while still using it)

Like most people, I have been subjected to death by PowerPoint over the years, one memorable occasion was when a one hour Health and Safety presentation overran by 40 minutes and consisted of 75 slides with full of closely spaced text. Don’t get me wrong, I love PowerPoint and use it a lot.  I grew … Continue reading How To Avoid Death By Powerpoint – (while still using it)

Taking the Stress out of Presenting

I have lost count of the number of presentations I have delivered over the years but, whether I am presenting to a small group of people or a full auditorium, I have never forgotten how it felt in those early days; the racing heart, the clammy palms, hands shaking too much to hold notes… And, … Continue reading Taking the Stress out of Presenting

Nik Green’s Story

We’d like to share the journey of another one of our long standing clients with you – Nik Green. We first started working with Nik over ten years ago, and this working relationship evolved and developed into a friendship. Nik spoke about his experience of using NLP in an Outdoor Education setting at our NLP … Continue reading Nik Green’s Story

Rachel Picken’s Journey with Evolution

As the second in our series of stories from our clients, celebrating our twenty years in business, we’d like to share Rachel Picken’s journey with you. If you feel inspired by what you read, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to learn how we can help you on your journey. I first … Continue reading Rachel Picken’s Journey with Evolution

Do You Make Lists?

Do you have too many tasks to keep them all in your head? Do you make lists? For lots of people, the problem with lists is that is difficult to prioritise them. We tend to start at the top and work our way down, and any new tasks either get added to the bottom or … Continue reading Do You Make Lists?

What Is The Ultimate Question

Yes it is, it’s not who? or where? or how? or when? or why? What? is the ultimate question. The question that will give you the answer you need; to change, develop, grow or do whatever it is that you want to do. Of course, the important bit is what comes after the what? What? … Continue reading What Is The Ultimate Question

Using Cardboard to Start a Cultural Change Programme

I was recently involved in the introduction of a long cultural change project with a client in Cornwall. Polymermedics Ltd. is a UK injection moulding company delivering high quality plastic products to the medical, hygiene and pharmaceutical market. They are currently expanding and realise a need to work more effectively as a cross-shift/ Cross-departments team; recognising … Continue reading Using Cardboard to Start a Cultural Change Programme

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