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How would you rethink your life if you knew you would live for 100 years? That was the challenge laid down this week by Professor Andrew Scott at the Meyler Campbell Annual Lecture. The work he has done together with Lynda...

Changes become easier to make and sustain if they have real meaning.  Conversely, if you don’t really get to grips with why it might be important to do something, you’ll find every excuse in the book not to do it. I...

Recently, I was lucky enough to do a week’s work in Belize as an Associate of Dods Training.  It was an extremely interesting and enjoyable week, and not just because I was based in the Caribbean!  It prompted me to...

Leaving parties are often bittersweet occasions marking a significant change. The person leaving is keenly looking forward to a new role, excited by the possibilities and paths ahead.  But at the same time they have a sense of loss, saying...

I have a number of clients who worry about being worriers or having a pessimistic frame of mind.  They recognise the expectation in many workplaces to ‘bring solutions, not problems’ and to keep smiling through everything. Such workplaces seem to have...

Chris Hadfield’s "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" illustrates brilliantly just how powerful a strong sense of purpose can be when translated into daily actions, combined with the right mindset and meticulous planning. Of course it helps that he writes...

Tackling a major challenge at work is a bit like running up a big hill. It looks daunting and requires sustained effort to get to the top.  And it's easy to get disheartened on the way. I've learned that the best...

The audience are coming into the conference room in a City office, greeting each other and catching up as they take their seats.  I’m standing at the front of the room, watching them settle while I run through my opening...

I’m sure I wasn’t alone last night in wishing that I could reach into the TV to taste any of the three show-stopper cakes from the Great British Bake Off final.  They formed a fantastic finale to the series watched...