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Have heard how to place your strengths centre stage?

Have you heard me speak about how to place your  strengths centre stage? Would you like to hear me speak again? Want to know how to place your strengths centre stage? Now is you chance as three opportunities are coming up in March and April. Let me encourage you to be your best and to put your strengths centre stage. You and your team can find ways of working that will really make you high performing.

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‘High-5’ your leadership + 1

Business needs effective leadership that engages employees in developing and following through plans for success.  Our experience shows that the 5’A’s can have a positive impact on employee engagement and customer satisfaction. ‘High-5’ your leadership, achieve those great results and exceed expectations.

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How to get and keep a positive mindset

A positive mindset evades this dog as he seeks his path in life!

Ever heard that negative internal voice, the one that says ‘oh no you can’t?’ Had that dragging negative feeling causing your shoulders to drop? I guess we all have. Those are the times when we need to reach out to get and keep a positive mindset. We need to tune into to the positive internal voice that is our personal cheerleader and that feeling of ‘YES I can.’ The positive mindset gives us energy, the encouragement to reach out for our dreams. How to get and keep that positive mindset?

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The story of a team resilience programme

Feeling the pressure? Too much change? Challenged by increasing demands? Tired and lacking motivation?

If YES to any one or all of these questions for you or your team, then  take a look at our story of one team resilience programme that focused on developing strengths and flexibility. Growing your resilience can help you and your team to be more positive and productive.

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Rudolph reflects on his leadership development

Once again I am pleased to be invited to offer a guest blog for John & Mary @developmentsolutions; I do hope you enjoy reading it.

Last year I focused on Santa and his 3 stand-out strengths. http://developmentsolutions.org.uk/workplace-strengths-rudolph-santa/

This year I have focused on my leadership development and how my stand-out strengths (collaboration, compassion and efficiency) have helped me to develop myself as a leader.

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Team resilience hits the big screen!

Well, possibly not the big screen but we are working on a video about team resilience & the programme involving 6 Yorkshire & Humber organisations. Here is a preview of how we will be telling their story of learning and achievements.

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Actions for resilience

Over the last 12 months we have supported NHS organisations and private sector businesses to take actions to strengthen resilience.  This work with clients draws on our research in to resilience and ensures that clients are taking actions that will deliver results.

Here we look at some of the work currently underway to illustrate how actions can strengthen both personal and team resilience.

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Emotions in the workplace

We are all human, and that means emotions in the workplace. Emotions in the workplace can be positive, negative, frustrating, energising – whatever they are, they  are contagious. Have you noticed, a few moaners and the energy is low; lots of enthusiasm and the energy is high. To have an engaging and productive workplace we need to understand our emotional strengths and be able to work with emotions positively.  STOP for a moment –

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Playing to your strengths

At the recent Brand Yorkshire Conference I spoke about the importance of playing to your strengths – now you too can see this talk!

Mary presenting on how to shape up

You too can be a winner

At the recent Brand Yorkshire Conference we gave three prizes. Here you can find out the winners and  have the opportunity to be a winner too!

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