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As I write, billions of us are in some form of lockdown, staying home and staying safe from the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, we need the calming presence of the natural world to help us think straight. As...

As the New Year exhortations to work on the ‘new you’ pile up in your inbox, you may find that you’re not clear about what, how, or whether to change at all. For example, some people insist that you should have...

You’ll notice that I talk about a ‘Better working life’ regularly on this website and in my work. But what does that phrase mean? And perhaps more importantly, how does a focus on a better working life help my clients?...

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...