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04 May 2020
How’s it going - The Lockdown ?? Six weeks in and the News is suggesting that things are beginning to fray at the edges. Social distancing, whilst still being observed by many people for the most...
21 Apr 2020
I used some of the Covid-19 inflicted lockdown spare time to watch Netflix short series - Self Made - Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker. It’s actually a bit silly in places (and apparently...
10 Feb 2020
How many friends is enough?  I had a good debate about this recently and we used Dunbar’s number to frame our thinking. Dunbar – an anthropologist - proposed that humans can comfortably maintain 150...
28 Dec 2019
As we head towards the end of one year and into another, many of us find ourselves reflecting on what has gone well, recognising what hasn’t been quite what we had hoped and looking forwards to plan...
03 Nov 2019
I collated a few soundbites recently from delegates who have been participating in one of our Leadership programmes. Improgresso designed and delivered a comprehensive package, including off job...
18 Aug 2019
I've had a number of conversations recently with friends discussing the “potential” of their partners – or potential of desired relationships! This often centres around the recognition that, in...
29 Apr 2019
There can’t be many of us who haven’t struggled somewhere along the way to instil a new habit that we REALLY want to make work for us?  It is tough … though the good news… is not impossible! My...
27 Sep 2018
Wondering about your Motivation? Is it the money that drives you? The sense of purpose?  Do you just want to feel safe and secure or is variety and new experience a big motivator for you?...
26 Jul 2018
I write this from the shade of my poolside lounger on holiday in Greece. I came across a word of Greek origin that I thought interesting, timely and worth sharing, Do you believe that everything...
08 Apr 2018
If you are wondering about the role of AI in our lives and Work, take a look at this film that is just coming out and can be watched free until 8th April 2018, after which is paid for. ...
27 Feb 2018
The stress was just too much to handle, she left work and cried every night. Not one colleague noticed she was struggling. Not one colleague asked. ...
28 Dec 2017
I recently read the article below.  In a year of so many public complaints and sharing of incidents of improper sexual conduct from "stars", it sadly wasn't an uncommon story.  ...
25 Sep 2017
Facing into what feels like a tricky conversation is something that strikes dread into the hearts of many. In the last week alone, I’ve spoken with three of four people about things they feel they’d...
22 Jul 2017
I’ve had conversations this week with people about issues that their teams are experiencing. In some cases, the frustrations and inability to influence the outcomes they want is causing real misery...
25 Jun 2017
On a few occasions in the past week I’ve found myself talking with people about the skill it takes to lead others when you have no authority over them, particularly the tricky job of encouraging...
31 May 2017
I read a great short written piece today which touched on one of my frustrations... people in organisations not feeling that they have any power to drive change, that someone else more senior is in...
19 Mar 2017
The role of a consultant is an interesting one which leads to involvement in varied and wide ranging work including business strategy and planning, process analysis, change management, leadership...
25 Feb 2017
There are so many opportunities to design and deliver training that is engaging and memorable.
15 Jan 2017
Is offering advice in a coaching situation allowed?
02 Jan 2017
Looking forward to heading into 2017 and kicking off with some new design for two new clients. Particularly excited to be shaping a Trainer training event as always such a fun event to deliver.
12 Sep 2016
A family member has recently started at university, which will cost a minimum of £27k for the duration of the course. With this amount of money changing hands between the majority of UK students and...
15 Jul 2016
Why do organisations find themselves in trouble?  Do they lose sight of the strategy amongst the daily grind?  Was it even clear in the first place?  Have finances taken an unexpected knock or a...
18 May 2016
The Dalai Lama once wisely mused that “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.”