April 2018

How do you define success?

What defines a successful career? Why is it that, by conventional definitions, only the few people at the top of the ladder have successful careers? The usual understanding of success revolves around two basic assumptions. The first: the hero of

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February 2018
November 2017

Stop feeding people bananas

Engagement matters and, if anything, it’s more important now than ever. The recent government mental health review ‘Thriving at Work’ highlighted that: 300,000 people with a long term mental health problem lose their jobs each year 15% of people at

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September 2017
August 2017

Empathy – why it should matter to you

Empathy is defined as ‘the ability to understand and share the feelings of another’. In our experience, it’s something that’s missed by far too many organisations who are looking to drive engagement. They’re often too busy putting together engagement project

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May 2017
April 2017

5 reasons why engagement programmes fail

I promise this isn’t going to be another article telling you that employee engagement is the best thing since sliced bread etc.  It’s about five key points that matter, if you have any interest in this subject at all, that

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January 2017

An engagement survey, why many shouldn’t bother

How many companies, currently running an employee engagement survey, can tell you what it’s done for them and how it’s benefitted their business? In our experience, sadly not many. But often not for the want of trying, or even a

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October 2016

Talking to strangers

Have you ever had a really great conversation with a stranger? A conversation that happened totally at random that you weren’t expecting, perhaps on a train, waiting in a queue somewhere, or sat on a park bench. If you can

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