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Less is More

Less is More

In my early days as a facilitator, I was obsessive in my preparation – turning up to team development sessions with an array of handouts, power point presentations and flip charts. Now I arrive with a few notes on one side of A4.   Why is this? I've...

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Taking Time to Pause

Taking Time to Pause

What is pausing? Pausing is taking time to reflect, noticing what we are doing and/or feeling and allowing ourselves to be fully present. How can we pause? A month ago, in June along with my sister, and brother-in law we ran our first Mindfulness and Pilates holiday...

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Mindfulness for Organisations

Mindfulness for Organisations

Mindful Leaders create stronger organisations The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) includes Mindful Leadership in their definition of “High Reliability Organisations’. These organisations adhere to the following practices: Bottom-up communication of bad...

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Mindfulness for Resilience Building

Mindfulness for Resilience Building

How mindfulness can help to improve your resilience in the workplace Resilience is our ability to deal with and bounce back from difficult and stressful times. Mindfulness is a technique which allows you to stay clear-headed, focused and effective. Today,...

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Eight ways to build your resilience

Eight ways to build your resilience

Every day I hear about suffering. It's in the news and on the lips of my clients. I often wonder how DO people carry on? And yet they do - and some of them come back stronger than ever. They do so because they are resilient. Resilience is that ability to withstand...

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Bloom Supplier

Bloom Supplier

Every day I hear about suffering. It's in the news and on the lips of my clients. I often wonder how DO people carry on? And yet they do - and some of them come back stronger than ever. They do so because they are resilient. Resilience is that ability to withstand...

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The impact of Personal Resilience

The impact of Personal Resilience

I’m delighted to announce that ECF Training Ltd (my official company name) is now an accredited Bloom supplier. That means any member or associate member of NEPO may request a proposal or call about our services through the Nepro solution for...

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Are you cut out for management?

Are you cut out for management?

Individual managers and leaders must develop their resilience to help their organisation's succeed Resilience is about people having the tools and knowledge to successfully navigate stressful and challenging times. Resilient organisations are made up of leaders and...

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Are you giving enough attention to your staff?

Are you giving enough attention to your staff?

Are you cut out for management?   If you feel unsure or are nervous about moving into management, then there are things you can do before and after you step up. Today, I’m going to focus on how you deal with the potential challenges of becoming...

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New Skills for 2018

New Skills for 2018

Your staff need your attention - and you probably aren't giving them enough. According to Dr Geoff MacDonald, a psychologist at the University of Toronto “Attention is one of the most valuable resources in existence for social animals”. He adds that without it, the...

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