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Letters

When I was about 13 years old, I put an advert in the back of a music newspaper called Superpop, which was the ‘poor relative’ of NME and Melody Maker, I guess. I’m not sure if anybody even remembers it. Anyway, I wanted some pen pals. And I had quite a lot of responses. Interestingly, …

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‘Succeedy’ time! a spoof motivation session

Neil Mullarkey is an international speaker and performer (virtual for now!) and author. He co-founded London’s ‘Comedy Store Players’ and still performs with them. He has acted on TV, radio and in two Austin Powers films with his former comedy partner, Mike Myers. He also has an alter ego, the global enigma that is L.Vaughan Spencer. Introducing …

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finding ‘magic moments’

I really like Tony Blackburn’s radio show ‘Sounds of the 60s’ (the music era that shaped me) which I listen to every Saturday morning. On the two-hour show he has a couple of ‘Magic Moments’ where someone writes in and shares something that happened in the 60s which was really a standout moment for them …

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virtual walking tour of mumbai

On a recent Kentish and Co team call, we ‘travelled’ to Mumbai for a virtual tour, guided by Pranav. Liz and Dave had met Pranav and taken a walking tour with him several years ago, whilst visiting Mumbai on business. The virtual tour was fabulous – Pranav played short video clips, explained what we were …

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Sabbaticals today

Sabbaticals have risen in popularity recent years, fuelled in part by tech companies searching for new perks to attract and retain staff.  We were curious – how many companies actually offer Sabbaticals? So, we recently asked our LinkedIn and Twitter followers “Does your organisation formally offer the chance for people to take a Sabbatical?” Summarising the …

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how to build a high performing team

 Car maintenance? No thanks. What does that have to do with high performing teams? Well, a great deal actually. A car only runs effectively if all the parts are in good working order – if one part fails, that can impact on the whole vehicle. If you’re not a mechanic, then you’ll need the assistance …

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Finding resilience when facing conflicting demands

In the current climate it couldn’t be more important to have the kind of personal resilience and self-belief that allows you to roll with the times and to overcome set-backs. Imagine you are a bridge, let’s say Tower Bridge – a strong structure, able to withstand the weight and movement of almost constant traffic. Now, …

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How to choose a professional Coach

Realising that you may benefit from working with a professional Coach can be a pivotal moment in your career. It takes a certain self-awareness and introspection to recognise that you can enhance your performance and fulfil your real potential with some independent support. So, what should you consider when looking for a Coach? Decide what …

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‘From me to you’

We’re big fans of the ‘From Me To You’ charity, which orchestrates volunteers to write letters to people suffering from cancer in hospital. https://www.frommetoyouletters.co.uk Their volunteers also support the charity through fund raising activities.  In lockdown, Liz had, like so many of us, taken up the Couch to 5k challenge so she decided she’d double …

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