Motivation

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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‘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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Changing behaviours – ‘What’s in it for me?’

Mumbai is one of the most chaotic cities I have ever visited. I refer of course to the traffic chaos, if you have been there you will know what I mean! Our excellent Guide for one of our days acknowledged this when we were aghast at the almost suicidal actions of all manner of transport, …

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It’s a Yorkshire thing (with thanks to Simon Fogg)

I kind of remember always wanting to learn how to build a dry-stone wall, but perhaps I made up that memory? It may have been a more recent urge, but nevertheless I found myself, last June, on the outskirts of Sheffield. There were four of us and the farmer, truth be told we were four …

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Networking and butter fish curry

The Vltava river, Karluv bridge, Staromestske sq, Malostranske sq, Astronomical clock and Prazsky castle, all reasons enough to visit the Czech capital, Prague. But when I discovered the annual European Facilities Management Conference (EFMC) was being held in the city this year, I thought of a better reason to make the 400km drive south, networking. …

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What is the shortest word in the English language containing the letters ABCDEF?

The answer: FEEDBACK Feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication in any relationship, in the workplace or otherwise and it can build or lose trust quickly. As feedback is about clear communication, it’s also a reflection of your company culture. I’ve had a number of conversations recently with clients about “feedback”. Many …

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I assume you know what I mean…….

Let’s face it; we all have a tendency to make assumptions from time to time, about people and about situations. Our assumptions come from all sorts of things – our experiences, other people’s experiences, the media, current jokes, hearsay, even films and books. Let me share a couple of personal examples. When I was at …

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3 ways to stay motivated despite movable deadlines

It is important to know how to find self motivation when you are dealing with unstructured timetables and deadlines that can change from one moment to the next. Unstructured time and changing deadlines can be very frustrating and can cause motivation to dwindle away. Motivation can also sometimes be difficult to recover in these types …

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