Thoughts From Our Heads

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Delivering a Presentation Like a Pro

Tuesday 5th March 2019
Holly Fenton

Public speaking often appears at the top of ‘worst fears’ surveys. Public speaking, spiders, heights, snakes are all things that can cause us anxiety and to break into a nervous sweat. It may seem odd that public speaking appears so high, as unlike...

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How to Kick Ass at Changing your Habits

Wednesday 27th February 2019
Holly Fenton

Habits are the subconscious behaviours that we all do, often every day without making a deliberate decision to do so. Habits are our brains way of saving energy and they can be really helpful and really unhelpful! 

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How the 34 strengths do Holiday Planning

Thursday 21st February 2019
Holly Fenton

I am on holiday this week so as any normal person does, I got thinking about how people with each strength approaches their holidays! If you know your strengths see if the below relates to you and if you don’t know your strengths, which of the...

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Advanced Training Tips for Trainers

Tuesday 12th February 2019
Holly Fenton

If you are an experienced trainer you know what makes a good training. Use a variety of training methods, be knowledgeable on your topic, use videos and other media, gain new certifications and keep the energy up through games and activities to name...

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I Know my Strengths but what about my Weaknesses?

Tuesday 5th February 2019
Holly Fenton

We use the StrengthsFinder tool in training and coaching to help people gain a greater awareness of their natural talents and turn them into strengths. It is a powerful tool that shines a light on the things that we do really well which we tend to...

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5 Steps to Driving Engagement

Wednesday 30th January 2019
Holly Fenton

Engagement is the ‘emotional commitment that an employee has to an organisation and its goals’. Engaged employees care about the work they are doing and as a result are more productive, look after customers better, speak up more when things go...

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What Is Psychological Safety And Why Is It Important?

Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Holly Fenton

When Google wanted to know what made some teams more successful than others, they set about a two-year study of over 200 teams within their organisation. They were looking for the key defining team characteristics that led to success; did teams need...

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Managers: How to be an Exceptional Communicator

Wednesday 16th January 2019
Holly Fenton

What characteristics and behaviours do you associate with good and bad managers? We often ask a similar question at the start of training and many of the answers we get relate to communication – ‘bad managers don’t listen to others ideas’, ‘good...

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Dealing with a difficult negotiator

Wednesday 9th January 2019
Holly Fenton

Negotiations can be challenging at the best of times. You want something; the other party wants something else. You can see no way out of a deadlock. Negotiations are made easier when you have a good relationship, trust and open communications....

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