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Tips on Helping Your Kids Develop Confidence

 Self-confidence is a belief in your ability to master your behavior, body and the challenges you face in your life. And it is a key ingredient not only for school success, but for all aspects of your child's healthy development. Kids who are confident are eager learn new things and face new challenges. In large part, a kid's sense of confidence is shaped and nurtured by the parents, relatives, caregivers and teachers.

 

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Added by Silvia Watson on December 4, 2017 at 5:36 — No Comments

Horse Racing - Understanding the Value of Sports in Life

Since the childhood, people have started to play. You may see that all the children are always busy with their several games. They have an excellent imaginary world. In this world, they like to live. When the children grow and become an elder, their taste becomes to change. It means that according to the human age and society, sports taste change. It is also very natural.

At the old age, you cannot run and play football, cricket, hockey, ice-hockey, basketball, car racing, as well as…

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Added by Silvia Watson on November 21, 2017 at 0:36 — No Comments

Lessons from Brexit

 

 Do look at my new post Lessons from Brexit https://brucenixonblog.wordpress.com/

I think MPs need to show a bit of backbone and stand up for democracy as Tim Farron does.…

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Added by Bruce Cornock Nixon on February 1, 2017 at 5:33 — No Comments

Raise Your Hand?

Currently researching examples of corporate "raise your hand" facilities that allow staff to express their interest in new and developing roles aligned to forward business plans - even where a vacancy has not been formally defined. Do any AMED Members have practical experience of such initiatives?

Added by John Evans on August 27, 2016 at 16:36 — No Comments

The pussy cat stares into the puddle and sees a lion

“Big data” discussions, particularly in HR and OD circles, sometimes appear to overlook the fact that assessment and development centres were early, and successful, attempts to bring together data from a range of sources for organisational and/or individual planning purposes. Today, downward cost pressures may lead to organisations questioning whether they can afford such physical “centres” (though the evidence of value, admittedly from test publishers, has largely been…

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Added by John Evans on February 12, 2016 at 6:03 — No Comments

The Starting Process in Writing

I am currently undertaking a PhD, part-time, and am at a somewhat advanced stage. I have been preparing journal articles for international publications along the way so that I can support the Thesis with published content. The greatest challenge I find is in actually commencing a new journal article. Once I have a framework in place and know the key message/s that I want to pursue, and actually start the article, things tend to flow somewhatl. My greatest challenge is that first…

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Added by David Rosenbaum on December 27, 2015 at 18:08 — 2 Comments

Slower writing and reading for an age of distraction?

Slower writing and reading for an age of distraction.pdf

Here are some of my emerging ideas about the potential for slower writing and reading in an age of distraction.  I'd love to hear what you think of them.  Best wishes.  Bob

Added by Bob MacKenzie on June 18, 2015 at 11:43 — 4 Comments

42-practical-ways-to-improve-yourself

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/42-practical-ways-to-improve-yourself.html

Are you someone who likes to grow? Do you constantly seek to…

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Added by Pierre Galeon on November 18, 2014 at 1:54 — No Comments

a third eye for conversation dynamics

Dame Sally Davies, the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, interviewed on BBC Radio Four’s ‘The Life Scientific’ on 4 Nov 2014 re a difficult period when she was trying to shift the way research money was allocated in the NHS and she was encountering resistance. “I went to my boss and said ‘We have three choices – I leave, I burn out or you train me.’ .. So I went to INSEAD and did a .. course on emotional intelligence … which made me realise I had to have .. this third eye to watch the dynamic of…

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Added by Rowena Davis on November 6, 2014 at 5:52 — No Comments

How many clients do you really need for a successful business?

Folks, just wanted to flag my recent blog.  Would love to hear your views . . . http://jodaleconsulting.com/how-many-clients-need/

Added by Jo Dale on June 9, 2014 at 5:40 — No Comments

Want to change? Be more you.

Musing about Beisser's Paradoxical Theory of Change.

My latest blog post now on Meridian Prime's shiny new website.

You're welcome to come visit and start a conversation.

The Paradoxical Theory of Change

Added by Chris Grieve on October 31, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

I don't want to dance

At a workshop or a conference, some people arrive pumped-up and enthusiastic to get involved. These are often the organisers, though perhaps a few participants are up for it too. Others are cagier or more reluctant. What strategies do we have for managing this array of different states in which people will arrive?

Much depends on what you ask them to do – and when. Timing is crucial. There may be an activity at the start to which as a…

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Added by Paul Z Jackson on September 10, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Leaders - the world needs you

Join Europe's leading sustainability leadership programme – deadline 12 August

Lead Europe's Sustainability Leadership Programme is designed for experienced, mid to senior managers and sustainability practitioners who want to increase their ability to make positive change in the world around them. The programme will allow you to step back, challenge your perceptions and stretch your leadership capability while helping you to redefine your vision of change for you and your…

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Added by Biba Hartigan on July 30, 2013 at 6:18 — No Comments

Rire c'est risquer de paraître fou, Pleurer c'est risquer de paraître fragile, Aller vers quelqu'un c'est risquer de s'engager, Exposer ses sentiments c'est risquer d'exposer son moi profond Présente…

Rire c'est risquer de paraître fou,
Pleurer c'est risquer de paraître fragile,
Aller vers quelqu'un c'est risquer de…
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Added by Pierre Galeon on April 18, 2013 at 14:31 — No Comments

Using powerful visuals to tell a story...

Link from my blog to a retelling of my story of professional renewal...

http://meridianprime.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/taking-a-leap-visual-story-of-professional-renewal/

Added by Chris Grieve on April 14, 2013 at 7:38 — No Comments

Making shift happen!

Practising what I coach (preach?) and reflecting, with my own coach and with peer-coach-consultants, on the value I create for my clients and my unique approach to the work has led, over the last year, to a rethink and rebranding of my company. Here's a link to my latest blog about the visual results of that process: Making shift happen!

Added by Chris Grieve on March 5, 2013 at 8:38 — No Comments

Hey, hey, we're the monkeys

My latest blog post exploring the connection between leadership, culture and the recently published review into the crisis in Australia's Olympic swimming team.
http://meridianprime.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/hey-hey-were-the-monkeys/

Added by Chris Grieve on February 20, 2013 at 9:19 — No Comments

Time to banish the beige!

Talking about helping to make shift happen, both personally and professionally.  Check out my latest blog post: Banish the beige!

Added by Chris Grieve on January 23, 2013 at 4:53 — No Comments

Metaphors and stories

We had a well attended event on Friday 19 October 2012 at Roots & Shoots in south London. David Sharman and I enjoyed presenting our ideas about influencing change using metaphors and stories.

Participants were introduced to Walt Disney's Creative Strategy and challenged to parallel process the…

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Added by Chris Grieve on October 24, 2012 at 5:23 — 3 Comments

Poster Presentations

In the margins of many academic conferences poster presentations are well established means of communication. There are well established conventions, templates and guidelines. I am not aware, however, of poster presentations being used in leadership development programmes and I wonder if other AMED members have experience of this application of what can be, after all, a highly effective, completely original and very flexible form of communication.

Added by John Evans on September 15, 2012 at 1:14 — No Comments

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