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Mental Toughness and the Taming of Tigers

Mental Toughness and the Taming of Tigers
Monday December 1, 2014

Mental toughness can sometimes sound like the stuff of clichés - the things that your parents say when you're finding life a struggle as a teenager or that crop up occasionally in a pop song or two. 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going' and 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' are two good examples. Clichés are clichés for a reason though, right? Let's find out...

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/Rachel Matthews What direction are you heading in?

What direction are you heading in?
Wednesday November 26, 2014

“Would you please tell me,” said Alice to the cat, “which way should I go from here?” “That all depends,” said the cat “on where you want to get.” “I don’t much care where,” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the cat.

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/Rachel Matthews What are soft skills and why do you need them?

What are soft skills and why do you need them?
Monday November 24, 2014

Soft skills refer to a range of skills which many people feel are intangible, unmeasurable or “cut and dried”. They are things such as personality traits, communication, personal habits, relationship skills and more. They are perceived to be soft because they find it harder to define, but in my view soft skills are the oil in the engine. They leverage hard skills and help you to get infinitely more results.

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/Nigel Walpole Top tips for leaders – part two

Top tips for leaders – part two
Friday November 21, 2014

This is the second blog in my series listing the top 50 issues a leader has to consider. Being a leader is a complex role. It’s about setting an example, determining a strategy, taking risks and keeping to your values.

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/Nigel Walpole Top tips for leaders – part one

Top tips for leaders – part one
Friday November 14, 2014

Being a leader is a complex role. It’s about setting an example, determining a strategy, taking risks and keeping to your values. But it’s also about talent management, creating opportunities and making decisions.

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