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 insecurity can make us stand still

Why insecurity can make us stand still

Insecurity is a very normal emotion.  Feeling unsure at work is something that happens to everybody at certain points in their career. Facebook’s CEO Sheryl Sandberg has admitted to feeling like an imposter who should not be where she is, while multi-award...

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Taking the terror out of teambuilding

Taking the terror out of teambuilding

Do you carry out teambuilding events? Are they well received? Turns out, they tend to have a bit of a bad press with some people. We asked around - and discovered that for many employees, the idea of them was not positive. Quite the opposite, in fact. A quick look...

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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...

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