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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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The Fantastic Voyage to Creativity

As a young teenager I would often find myself completely immersed in copying the content from encyclopaedia books into a sketchbook. What seemed like a pointless activity to my parents, I found making my own layouts so satisfying that hours would go by, but I’d be so engaged I wouldn’t even notice. Plus, it kept...
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The ‘I’ in Isolation

With the UK’s lockdown exit strategy laid out before us, today’s blog post comes from Chin, as he reflects on his recent experiences of isolation and offers an alternative lens through which we may wish to consider how we go about understanding the self… A few months ago, I served a 14-day quarantine in a...
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