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What does it take to be happy at work?

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Insights and lessons learned from Corporate Rebels Pim and Joost at my alma mater Roffey Park Institute – in my Guest Blog spot I pop the pin of my own assumptions and ask my inner nitwit to stop sharing in the echo chamber of my own mind. If you care to read about these insights, click here and […]

Do you avoid the hard stuff by calling it the soft stuff?

The hard skills we use everyday at work are visible and tangible: we can easily demonstrate our ability with numbers by producing a spreadsheet; or our sales ability with a pitch-perfect presentation; or our writing skills with a well-structured and articulate report. We can analyse figures that help us to understand the position of our […]

“Thrival” versus survival

My partner was on a commuter train into central London the other week sitting opposite two business men discussing the UK economy and how they’d responded to downturns in their business. The first, sighing heavily with his head in his hands, related that he reluctantly just laid off a third of his workforce. The second calmly […]