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Are you missing the obvious?

  A few weeks ago I went on a very good short break walking holiday in Yorkshire. The scenery and weather were excellent, as was the food.   When you are walking, the weather takes on an importance that it … Continue reading


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Failure and its part in your success

    There are some objectives it’s very easy to get wrong. One particular area is in research. In research you often get several teams working on different options for solving a particular problem. You see team objectives like this: … Continue reading


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The trouble with chocolate

The trouble with chocolate     Eating chocolate can reduce your chances of having a stroke by 17%. I confess that I love chocolate. I have been known to go to great trouble to get particularly good chocolate. So you … Continue reading


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Do you want to get old?

In a large study in Newcastle (UK) people over 85 were asked to rate their own health. To the surprise of the researchers 78% rated their health as good, very good or excellent. Interestingly people who are more optimistic are … Continue reading


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Self Control

Aggressive behaviour at work and how it can happen In a documentary on the making of the film Apollo 13 one of the NASA managers made a very interesting comment. Referring to some of the aggressive behaviour depicted in the … Continue reading


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Do the police need time to reflect?

The Royal Society for Arts (RSA) has produced a report suggesting that police officers should get 20 minutes of ‘reflection time’ each week and that this would improve communications and efficiency. I could not agree more. In fact I think … Continue reading


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Are you being bullied?

Being bullied is one of the most miserable experiences you can have. It can also make you stressed and angry. But there are things you can do. Here are some tips to help. You’ll find more help here. Recognise the … Continue reading


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Vital thinking skills for top people

Do you watch tennis? If you do, you may be familiar with John McEnroe, who used to be the bad boy of tennis with his famous line “You cannot be serious!” Which he used whenever a judgement went against him. … Continue reading


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