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The Extraordinary Teams Inventory has finally arrived!

Eight years in the making, the Extraordinary Teams Inventory (ETI) allows your team to compare itself with other extraordinary work teams. Building on our book, Extraordinary Groups, Kathleen Ryan, Kevin Coray, and Geoff Bellman have created this new tool and workshop dedicated to building amazing teams.

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Attention Please!

Did you know that on average it takes just 17 seconds [1] before someone interrupts you, or you interrupt them? Only 17 seconds! Such a short time before someone disrupts your train of thought, changes your direction or hijacks the conversation.

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Guest — Geof Leigh
Excellent article. Depicts a bad behaviour that has and still irritates me, and better still explains why and the benefits of doin... Read More
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 18:59
Guest — Nigel Cutts
Great article, Anne, which links to the growing Mindfulness movement. We just cannot emphasise enough what a difference our abilit... Read More
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:34
Guest — Anne Gibb
Mindfulness is an excellent example of the application of great attention. I wonder what additional professional or personal exper... Read More
Sunday, 22 June 2014 14:27
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What Sex is Your Brain?

Take the test on the BBC Human Body and Mind site to find out click here.

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"Purple Monkeys!" A great new book from Kevin Parker

purple monkeyPurple Monkeys! a Leader's Practical Guide to Unleashing the Power of Questions to Achieve Great Results


Some years ago, Kevin told me the story of his discovery of leadership. He had been promoted over time for being great at "doing". In leadership, he faced the new challenge of getting others to "do". One day, his boss asked him a powerful question; "How do you lead your team?". Kevin couldn't answer him - could you?

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Director of the Year! Mark Logan of Skyscanner

Mark Logan, Skyscanner's Chief Operating Officer, has been awarded the prestigious title of Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors Scotland.

Mark, who was commended for his "transformational leadership", was named as both the IoD Scotland Director of the Year in the 'businesses up to £35m turnover' category and the Edinburgh, Lothians & the Borders Regional Director of the Year for 2013.

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Skyscanner Scoops Awards at The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For

Scottish success story and one of our favourite clients, Skyscanner has scooped four major awards at The Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For 2014.

  • Sixth best medium-sized company to work for in the UK.
  • Best for Personal Growth.
  • Most Exciting Future.
  • Best Learning and Development

The company was also highly ranked in all categories.

Cathy Wilson, Director, Talent and Organisation Development said: "This award is rich reward for the commitment taken from the whole team -  everyone at Skyscanner - to make this a truly exceptional place to work."

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I'm glad that it turned out so effectively and I hope it will continue in the future because it is so worthwhile and meaningful to... Read More
Sunday, 19 October 2014 08:03
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