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    Posts by: thecolourworks

    Leadership in Turbulent Times

    Leadership in Turbulent Times

    It’s been a long time coming, but the recession that has hit us will no doubt leave a similar legacy to those that hit us in the early  80s and early 90s; companies will rein in their spending, take their…

    Hippocrates, Galen & The Four Humours

    Hippocrates, Galen & The Four Humours

    Hippocrates – Greek physician (c460BC – 370BC). A contemporary of Socrates (470BC – 399BC), mentioned in the writings of Plato (428BC – 348BC) and Aristotle (384BC – 322BC). Regarded by many as the father of Western (and some say Islamic) medicine. Lived on the…

    Love Your Team

    Love Your Team

      “Everyone wants to make a difference. We all want to feel loved and that we matter. As the cost of finding and replacing talent continues to rocket, doesn’t it make sense to nurture and grow the talent you have?”…

    What Talented Employees Want

    What Talented Employees Want

    In “First, Break All The Rules”, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman told the story of how the Gallup Organisation had interviewed and sifted the responses of more than one million employees and how they’d boiled this mass of data down…

    Yours Behaviourally

    Yours Behaviourally

    Have you ever thought why some emails from people connect with you and other emails don’t?  If you are trying to do business with them you may want to – it could help you to sell your products or services…

    Mantras: More Than Just Self-Talk

    Mantras: More Than Just Self-Talk

    Chrissy Batchford isn’t alone in finding the rhythm and repetition of words a powerful ally when it comes to focusing body and mind on a task. In “Choice Words”, an article on motivational tips for runners, Gigi Douban tells the…

    Profitable Waste Management

    Profitable Waste Management

    “Our greatest assets are our people.” Big Yawn! Excuse me whilst I fall asleep! How many times have you heard that statement? We know it, you know it, everyone knows it, but to what extent are you really, really demonstrating…

    Why Invest In Team-Working

    Why Invest In Team-Working

    In the introduction to his wonderful little book “The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team”, Patrick Lencioni calls team-working “the one sustainable competitive advantage that remains largely untapped”.  Quite a claim, but what does he mean? Well, first of all, let’s…

    The Eeees Of Conference Speaking

    The Eeees Of Conference Speaking

    Psychologists say you have about 30 seconds tops to connect with someone so when you appear on stage in front of your audience the clock is already ticking.  They will be sitting watching you and quietly thinking we know this…

    Colourful Questioning

    Colourful Questioning

    Questions are an invaluable form of communication, to name a few there are open, closed, probing, leading, echoing, clear and double binding structures, it’s an art all by itself. But how do we know we are asking the right question in…

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