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Welcome to the Berrison blog.

Pretty much every morning, usually as we’re having the first coffee of the day, we get into a conversation that quickly becomes a debate. It’s brilliant. But invariably we have to divert our attention away from whatever theory or opinion is being thrown around, and more often than not, we’re a little bummed out. So this is the place where those free wheeling conversations get fleshed out.

Tai Chi and leadership

I had a remarkable experience last week that I’d like to share with you. For the 3 decades that I have been a coach/trainer in the field of leadership. I have also practised various forms of Tai Chi and Qi Gung but have, as yet, never combined the two; up until now!...

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Are you having fun at work?

Are you having fun at work? Here at Berrison we decided to make “fun” one of our core values as a business. Why, business is tough, with endless to-do lists and constant pressure to perform and deliver. So why choose fun as a core value? Not because we need fun as...

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ISO 9001 Continuous Development of Quality

How important is Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in your business? As part of Berrison’s journey towards ISO 9001 2015 we are always looking for ways to improve the quality of what we offer to our clients. We truly believe in order to do this we must stay up...

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What our 4 legged friends can teach us about leadership

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done, because they want to do it.- Dwight D Eisenhower. Have you ever wanted your staff or team members to do something for you, and they agree to do it, but when it comes to it, they just don't! ...

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Why listening is not the same as hearing- 5 Top tips

You're not listening! Why listening is not the same as hearing. 5 Tips to improve your listening skills I remember my lovely husband saying to me "Tina you're not listening" my retort of course was "I am"  I remember feeling quite indignant at the time, as I truly was...

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7 reasons you should know your remote staff better

Getting to know your staff sounds like the simplest thing in the world, but often the reality of work pressures or perceived opinion of what a manager should do, can result in wasted time, money and effort.  The other day I was taking an early morning train, the only...

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Nurturing Innovation and Creativity in Teams

With innovation involving the implementation of creative ideas it is easy to see how these two concepts work hand in hand. Innovation, and in turn creativity, are seen as sources of competitive advantage and market leadership. Therefore, firms often fight to be the...

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So, what is mindfulness? 5 practical ways to practice.

So, what is mindfulness?  Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment, aware of where you are and what you are doing, and not overly reacting or becoming overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. It's not some happy clappy, tree hugging experience,...

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When a peer becomes a manager…

I worked at HMV while I was at University in London. The flagship store on Oxford Street that, sadly, is no longer there. It’s a Sport’s Direct now, which is another conversation for another time… But it meant I got to see first-hand how market pressure can decimate a...

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