Ignorance is This!

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There is a clear and present phenomenon I have observed in organisations, particularly prevalent in larger / corporate environments. Senior Managers (those who operate with a high degree of internal political power) decide that they no longer wish to work with an individual; they either want to exit them from the business, they no longer wish to deal with them …

Crash Landing – Protection for the Many

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Just as the holiday season begins and schools shut their gates for the summer break, two holiday companies, Late Rooms and Super Break have collapsed and stopped trading https://bbc.in/2yuDtmz. Both companies are part of the Malvern Group. While most are covered in some form through ABTA, Atol or Credit Card protection, this still has a devastating effect, especially for the …

The key EQ traits we can, and probably should use daily in leadership

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Firstly, we need to ask – what is this magical thing called EQ? Well, for a start it’s not mysterious or indeed magic, but it’s effect can appear so! Emotional Intelligence (or Quotient) – EQ is the ability to handle ourselves and our relationships well; specifically, to recognise our emotions and those of others and to adapt and regulate our …

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

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Thank you all for your readership, we hope our thoughts and insights this year have added value to your 2017 and look forward to continued interest, guest publications and first-hand feedback from our lovely Connectwellians!  If you’d like to us explore a topic or perhaps guest write an article in the new year, then leave us a comment or get …

Connectwell’s Christmas Quiz

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1.Which Christmas film is listed as the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time? Home Alone/ The Muppet Christmas Carol / The Grinch / It’s a Wonderful Life 2.The romantic associations with Mistletoe are believed to have originated with which people? Dutch Elves /Celtic Druids / Salem Witches    3. Which country has a dedicated postcode set up to receive letters …

Unplugged Part 3: Inspiration is all around us

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Unplugged Part 3: Inspiration is all around us In our third instalment of our ‘Unplugged’ series, we explore some of the benefits of making sure you’ve taken that time to step away from your emails, smartphone and other technological distractions, and the benefits that this can bring.  When anyone talks of ‘thinking creatively’, we might picture a group of executives …

Rudolphs of History

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Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer – An Example of Good Leadership? Rudolph Arthur Marcus (b.1923) was a chemist who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems”. Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (b.1938) was a Soviet ballet dancer and choreographer. He was director of the Paris Opera Ballet from 1983 …

The Power of Belief

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A central theme at Christmas time is belief – from our favourite festive movies (Elf, anyone?) to Christian faith in the coming of Jesus.  When we feel a sense of purpose and hold on to a belief in something bigger than ourselves or a better future, we can achieve great things. As Daniel Pink recognised in his book Drive, purpose …

Unplugged Part 2: Using Cool Thinking

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Unplugged Part 2: Using Cool Thinking In today’s always connected world, so many of our interactions appear to demand an immediate response, with an implied suggestion that if you cannot respond immediately, you are simply not up to the challenge! In our second ‘Unplugged’ article, we pose the question: is this environment overwhelming us and starting to degrade our decision-making …