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We like to go beyond the obvious to bring our clients new, different ways of thinking. We also practice what we preach when it comes to development. So we invest heavily in keeping ourselves at our ‘learning edge’, gathering ideas and experiences from a variety of interesting places and sharing our thinking with others – including you…
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Are you ‘reasoning’​ as well as you need to be?

What does it REALLY look like to ‘level up’ your ability to deal with complex problems?
When we get stuck, stressed, make mistakes or plateau in our careers, it’s often because the challenges we’re facing outstrip our current approach to interpreting data and making rational decision …
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Polarisation, post-covid

3 ‘recovery’​ conflicts that threaten to drive us apart
There’s a lot we can learn about polarisation from the events of 2020. On one hand, we saw unprecedented attempts to pull together. On the other, we saw a fair amount of polarisation and pulling apa …
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What does it mean to belong?

Lessons for life and parenting, not just leading and work
A month into a new school year, when many kids were finding it hard to work out where they belong, Richard looked at the role of ‘belonging’ in leadership, teams and life in general. How important …
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Who likes to be alone? Apparently, not introverts!

What we thought we knew, apparently isn’t actually true
It seems such a basic differentiator between extraverts and introverts. It’s such a tightly held ‘truth’ that few would even question it. Ask pretty much anyone what kinds of people like to b …
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World Values Day: whose values are they anyway?

The dark side of values and what to do about it
Richard and co-author Karen Ellis ask us all to take a deeper look at our personal values, their origins and the darkness that can lurk within even the most positive intent. There’s no license to ba …
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6 reasons why women are paid less than men

(And 4 things we can all do about it)
Richard was both impressed and disheartened when his daughter started a conversation about the salary gender gap. Impressed because at the time she was less than nine years old, and disheartened becau …
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‘Focus on your strengths’: is it guff?

By Richard Boston and Rebecca Stevens, with contributions from Bernard Cooke
“Focus on your strengths,” many people say. It’s a fantastically positive and life-affirming piece of advice, but is it right? With nearly three quarters of businesses allegedly moving towards a …
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Why you SHOULD prioritise screen-time over family and friends

Our definitive guide to why your tech should come first
It’s time to redress the balance. With all these people (often on TED or Facebook) telling us we should prioritise friends, family and colleagues over the plethora of gadgets offering instant access …
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