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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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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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The Boss Factor: 10 lessons in managing up for mutual gain

How do you lead the people who lead you?
In this highly practical, thought-provoking book, Richard offers 10 lessons that will help you get the most from your relationships with the people who lead you. Whether you’ve just one boss or mult …
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Podcast: my career crisis

Richard discusses The Boss Factor with host Ruth Barnes
Ruth hosts an energetic and no-holds-barred podcast, warning listeners to expect “plenty of swearing and tears, life lessons and laughter”. In this episode, ‘Change your attitude, not your job …
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How to manage up, not out of a job this New Year

Richard’s article in The Telegraph
For many people the start of a new year brings with it a rising sense of dread and a resolution to ditch their current job and seek pastures new. Often, though, jumping ship isn’t as wise as it firs …
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Podcast: prosperity kitchen

Gemma McRae delves into the thinking behind The Boss Factor
Richard really enjoyed being a guest on Gemma McRae’s wonderfully eclectic podcast. She starts by asking him about his career to date and life in general. Then we’re exploring his book, The Boss F …
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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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