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Boosters : Using MBTI to increase Self Awareness

The first step to working better with others is to start with self. The past few posts have been dedicated to the preferences related to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and about noticing the qualities of each preference. If you missed them, check them out on the blog page of the website. When it

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Boosters : Structure or Spontaneity?

Do you like structure or to go with the flow? How full is your diary? Not your work one. The fun one. Catching up with friends, taxi-ing the kids around, a sneaky weekend away… are you booked up for months or do you prefer to be a bit more spontaneous? Some people have a preference

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Boosters : Head or Heart

Do you make decisions led by your head or your heart? This one can be contentious. Often people don’t like to say that they are led by the head as they worry that they might come across as being hard or emotionless. Equally, people don’t always like to say that they are ruled by the

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Boosters : What do you see?

Look out the window. What do you see? Write down a few words to describe it. Often people will write a variety of things, some describing the individual things that can be seen, others describing the scene as a whole. I run this as an exercise in my strategic thinking course and show an image

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Boosters : Where do you get your energy?

It’s lunchtime and you’ve had a busy and stressful morning. Do you a) head out on your own for some fresh air and some thinking time or b) head to the staff canteen with a bunch of workmates for a chat and a laugh? Introversion and Extraversion are often referred to in the context of

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Boosters : One brick does not make a wall

They say that we are the sum of the 6 people we spend most of our time with (take a moment to think about that!) They also say that we are more susceptible to ‘group think’ than we consciously believe we are. Let’s consider both points. When I go into organisations, I invariably find that

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Boosters : Future Skills – Focus

Nail this and you have one of the most wanted skills in the ‘future of work’. As predictions and commentary on the future of work, working lives and work places continues, so too do the predictions of the skills that us humans will need to be bringing to the workplace in order for robots and

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Boosters : Congratulations!

Congratulations. What a year! All those successes, you’ve achieved so much! So why is it that right now, the things that spring to mind are the things not completed, the mistakes and the ‘not gone wells’? Because we’re human. We imprint in our minds the things that don’t go so well, the negative feedback we