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Blinded by our expertise: how to avoid the curse of knowledge

Expertise can be an incredibly powerful thing. It is through the accumulation of knowledge that can often help us excel in our careers, gaining us status and respect from our peers. It helps us to make quick decisions, and allows us to give insight that others may not have. But as much as knowledge can...
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Myths, Magic, and the Power of Language

Sometimes, the smallest of changes can have the biggest of impacts. These changes can be as small as how we frame a challenge or goal, whereby a subtle shift in view point can be all that is needed to spark bold and meaningful action.  Consider this Ancient Greek legend… As the story goes, a poor...
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Juror #8 thinking – ‘Embracing our Brains not Roles’

Twelve jurors crammed into a claustrophobic room on a scorching hot summers day to decide the fate of an 18-year-old man accused of murder is the setting for one of the most powerful films ever made.  ‘12 Angry Men’ is often lauded for its wonderful dialogue, dramatic effect, superlative acting and intriguing exploration of the human...
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There’s no such thing as a difficult person

This month’s blog post comes from our consultant, Mike, who explores how a subtle change can help us to realise that there’s no such thing as “difficult people”… When was the last time you came across someone who you thought was a “difficult person”?  Well, what if we told you there was no such thing...
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Spotlight On… Embracing Chaos

In a world of chaos it’s very easy to become overwhelmed. But what happens when instead of fighting chaos, we embrace the uncertainty it brings and use it to help us get to where we want to go? At 1pm on Monday 24th May, Andrew Strauss will be joined by Ed Smith for our latest “Spotlight On…” webinar...
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Switch your thinking: the dangers of defaults and how to avoid them…

If we’re honest with ourselves, quite often in life we’re not really consciously paying attention to how we’re operating.  Instead, and somewhat sadly, for much of our daily lives we’re kind of running on autopilot. Our attention is naturally getting drawn from one thing, or place, to another, without us consciously making choices or mindfully...
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