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Guest blog: Reputation never sleeps

Do you know what other people think of  you? Perhaps the more important question is:  do you understand why it’s important that you know how other people think of you? Our friend and colleague, Fiona Fenwick offers some advice on how to manage that most elusive of things …. your personal brand. It has been… Read more


Are subject matter experts good leaders?

The question can’t be answered without first examining the qualities that make a good leader and there is plenty of opinion about this: search Google for ‘leadership qualities’ and you’ll get over 67 million results. Most lists of the characteristics of good leadership feature the same core attributes (e.g. honesty, empathy, accountability, inspiration, decisiveness); being… Read more


Guest Blog: Living Your Brand

This week we are delighted to share a blog from Fiona Fenwick, one of our colleagues who advises elite sportsmen and women and corporate clients on the importance of their personal brand and the significant difference it can make to their success on a personal and professional level. **** Living your values is fundamental in building and… Read more


The Art of Gentle Promotion

I was brought up in a family that believed that ‘hard work was its own reward’. My family carer guidance was a subset of this ethos and went along the lines of ‘work hard and you will be recognised and promoted’. It took me a few years to find that this was a rather simplistic… Read more


Mindfulness

Mindfulness is not new. It is about cultivating a state of mind towards being present and experiencing the fullness of a situation / event, despite how aversive it may be. It means not getting bogged down in one’s own feelings and emotions and being able to see things clearly, so one can respond rather than react.

We say ‘cultivate’ since it takes time. All of our thoughts are habits and we are gardeners in their cultivation. It’s up to us to tend well. Suffering is optional.