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We can all be Great (or is that GR..EIGHT?) like Roger Federer!

I could be great like Federer? Some claim as I last played tennis at school and even then not too well. This Sunday on the Centre Court of Wimbledon Federer achieved what no one has achieved before – he has now won the Wimbledon men’s singles title EIGHT times. He truly is GR8!

So, how can we all be like Federer?

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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.

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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both sides of emotion - happiness and disappointment

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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Brand Yorkshire

As I was born and brought up in Yorkshire and it is where I now live, I guess I can describe myself as ‘brand’ Yorkshire. Thus, we are proud to be associated with the 6th business-2-business Brand Yorkshire conference, by having a stand and speaking.

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