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The fun police: how our fear of fun hampers effective workplace learning and change

Posted on 17th February 2016 | Blog

Child learning

Recently, we came across a fascinating study looking at interventions to improve student learning outcomes. College students taking an “Introduction to Business and Technology” course at a North American university were assigned into two matched groups. The first group received the intervention; the second did not.

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Six lessons from the Star Wars universe every leader should learn

Posted on 13th February 2016 | Blog


A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there were incredible new worlds, epic space-battles, enthralling characters – and some terrible, terrible leadership decisions. The best thing about other people’s terrible decisions? We get to learn from them. Here are six of our favourites.

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Are you sitting comfortably? No, you’re really not - and you should probably stand up

Posted on 9th February 2016 | Blog

Are you sitting comfortably? No, you’re not. You’re really, really not. Here’s something that ought to make all of us stand up and take notice: the internationally-renowned Mayo Clinic has declared sitting to be the smoking of our generation.

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How to make the worst day of the year work for you

Posted on 20th January 2016 | Blog

Did you find coming in to work this Monday a bit more painful and difficult than usual? There might be a reason for that. Thanks to its combination of bad weather, the Christmas debt hangover, remaining time until pay-day, gloom arising from our failure to keep our resolutions and, you know, freakin’ Monday, the third Monday in January has been scientifically calculated to be the most depressing day of the year. 

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Five ways you could become a more engaging leader

Posted on 5th January 2016 | Blog

When setting goals at work, we tend to focus on external factors (“Grow the sales line by 20%”, “improve margins by 3%”, “bring in five big new customers by the end of the year”, “become market leaders in all our segments”). By contrast, when we make resolutions in our personal lives, we focus on improving ourselves - resolving to become fitter, healthier, more organised, more financially responsible.

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