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. So this is the place where those free wheeling conversations get fleshed out.

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Why work-life balance is key

Why work-life balance is key

The world of work has changed immeasurably over the last few years. Job shares, flexible working, extended parental leave, home working and sabbaticals have all taken many industries away from the old 9-5 - and rightly so. Just last week we were reading about the...

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What our 4 legged friends can teach us about leadership

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...

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Tai Chi and Leadership

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...

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Olympic leg-up-acy: the right person for the job

Olympic leg-up-acy: the right person for the job

What’s the connection between 67 Olympic medals for the UK in Rio and a lorry driver becoming an accountant?   Countries and societies argue at length about the true legacy of any Olympics, be they in London or Rio. I would guess that if you...

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How to succeed?

How to succeed?

Review: The war of art by Steven Pressfield Ever hear the notion that the really good stuff, like the best stuff, whether it’s an innovation in technology, a new service no one knew they needed or a great work of art doesn’t come from us, it...

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The Rise of Elearning Software

The Rise of Elearning Software

With an increased emphasis on learning as a method of gaining competitive advantage, many firms seem to be lacking in practicing what they preach. Excessive focus on success can lead to learning falling to the back of a firm’s agenda, but with the increasing use of...

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Business Team Madness

Business Team Madness

“You’re mad if you think I’m standing on a raft pretending to be nice to my colleagues.” There’s a very good reason why people can be suspicious of business team development. Many people have experienced activities, under the heading of team...

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“A team of all leaders go to Damascus”

“A team of all leaders go to Damascus”

M. Scott Peck in his 1998 book entitled “A Different Drum” used the term “a team of all leaders” to refer to a group of people who had the maturity to leave their egos aside from the group process and happily pass round the leadership, task...

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