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Jon Watkins

Beating your Bias

Research tells us we have approximately 60,000 thoughts each day, and in order to function quickly our brain takes mental shortcuts by operating the majority of the time in ‘fast thinking’ mode.

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Questions
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David Ogilvie

Stress Triggers: How To Identify Yours

Knowing what causes pressure to turn into stress for you is vital. The more you recognise your personal triggers the more chance you have of combating them before they take effect. Remember your triggers are personal to you and can be different to even your closest family and friends, let alone colleagues and complete strangers.

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Advice
Jon Watkins

Is being goals focused always what it’s cracked up to be?

Sometimes it’s not about the goal, it’s about everything that makes them happen. Being solely focused on goals means we ignore the hidden costs associated with progress towards them, which in turn means that our goals don’t get the full support they deserve and our resilience is undermined.

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Setting boundaries at work
Culture
David Ogilvie

Are you just being a bit thick?

If you don’t have self-awareness, if you can’t have empathy and effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. Sounds obvious we know but what if you are setting boundaries at work that undermine your resilience? And are you aware of them?

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Culture
David Ogilvie

Productivity – People Vs Technology & The Winner Is

Thinking differently is the fastest way to gain a productivity leap. A step change in productivity is often driven by changing the way the team thinks, rather than the tools they use. In particular, empowering people to shift their own mind-set and skill set to tackle failure and setbacks head on has a big impact. When teams and individuals have this, barriers take on a different meaning.

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resilience in school
News
Emma Ogilvie

Building resilience in schools

Taking a whole school approach means we can introduce a core set of skills to proactively manage mental health and reduce the social and emotional barriers to learning, together. There is so much power in introducing a common language in which our school community are better able to talk about their challenges and their emotions without feeling vulnerable. So many young people today have low aspirations and opinions of their learning capacity and motivation and resilience is reaching chronic levels.

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Leadership
resdev

The language of leadership – are we getting it wrong?

We are constantly being defined by what good leadership is in the eyes of those who have come before us. The reality of any given situation or organisation is that leadership and what is required to make a good leader is different everywhere. Defining it by a single word or sentence is difficult and often inaccurate.

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