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Positive Encouragement & Support: Lessons from The Gruffalo Trail

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Recently, my wife and I had our two grandchildren, 5 & 3, stay with us for a few days. One of the activities we took them to was The Gruffalo Spotters Trail at a country park near us. The trail…

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Transformation: Lessons from The Diamond Nine

Nick Fewings Red Arrows Smoke

Each year in late August, Bournemouth, where I live in the UK,  holds a 4-day free air show on the seafront which attracts well in excess of a million tourists.  One of the star attractions is the RAF Red Arrows Display Team,…

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Cracking the code of high-performance teamwork (6 min read)

Ngagementworks Team DyNAmics Measurement

HOW DO YOU MEASURE TEAMWORK? Effective teamwork is vital to the success of every organisation and even more so in times of political and economic instability, however, few organisations actually quantify what it is, how to measure it and how to…

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The Narcissistic Leader: More Sinister And Destructive Than Bullying

Over the many years of working with teams, helping them to develop high-performance, I have often had discussions about bullying, especially carried out by those in positions of power. However, more recently, I have been having conversations with individuals about…

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Rediscover Your Most Powerful Secret Weapon by Bonnie Low-Kramen

I’d like to introduce our first female PIFPAL (Pay It Forward Pal), Bonnie Low-Kramen, President of Ultimate Assistant Training & Consulting Inc. Bonnie’s passion in work is empowering assistants to be a leader in work and in life. Whilst based…

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Building Trust Via Food by Ian Cribbes

I’d like to introduce our PIFPAL (Pay It Forward Pal), Ian Cribbes, Director at IMC&T Ltd.  Ian’s passion is to help team members develop and grow and see them succeed. His claim to fame is getting a multi-billion project back…

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Big Data Reveals That Leaders Don’t Have Tools To Measure Team Performance

Ngagementworks Team DyNAmics Nick Fewings Big Data Header

One of the most worrying pieces of data highlighted in the Team DyNAmics© Model over the last 12 months is that leaders don’t have tools to help them measure team performance and engagement. As mentioned in a recent article, “Cracking The…

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Location, Location, Location: The Importance Of A Positive Learning Environment

Beijing Nick Fewings Ngagementworks Screen

Think about the learning that you’ve undertaken, what makes it stand out and why do you remember it?  The content and how is was facilitated no doubt spring to mind and are important but equally important is the environment in…

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As An Assistant, Are You A Part Of The Team Or Apart From The Team?

Ngagementworks Team Player Nick Fewings

This is a question that I often ask Assistants who are delegates on the team development workshops that I facilitate with leadership, operational and project teams, or at the conferences that I speak at.  The replies are wide-ranging from being…

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