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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

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Boosters : A working relationship

In my early twenties, I experienced what it feels like to suffer from work-related stress. I’ll save you the details here but the up-shot was that I vowed to myself that I would never let myself fall out of love with work again. See, work and I, we’re a good fit. Highly compatible. It’s a

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Boosters : Who am I?

INTJ? Driver? Blue? Earth? Influence? Shaper? I’m an advocate of using profiling tools within teams to help people work better together through understanding themselves, understanding others, noticing preferences and adapting approaches. When it comes to completing them myself though, there’s a part of me that rebels. I don’t want to be labelled. I don’t want

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Boosters : Receiving Feedback

The pain! It hurt’s. That stung. I hate it. Yep, it sure does hurt when we receive developmental /constructive /negative feedback at work. And we remember it. Boy, does it stick. Word for word (or at least we tell ourselves that’s the case). And we remember how it makes us feel. But do we remember