Autumn has arrived

Kat thought she’d share this beautiful, mystical picture showing a low mist hovering just above the ground, taken in a field beyond our car park at Rambutan HQ.  It was such a strange sight, she jumped out of the car, camera phone at the ready!

Why tone of voice matters but often fails

Lucy was reading some terms and conditions recently (well she started to; she didn’t get to the bottom because they were far too boring) and it occurred to her that they didn’t reflect the organisation they belonged to. I know that businesses need to include the ‘small-print’ somewhere, but I’ve heard that the most common…

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No complaining!

Nicki was recently reading a newspaper article about how the average worker spends 2 weeks a year complaining in the office and it got her thinking. Could I really be wasting 2 weeks a year complaining at work? I’d like to think not…I have the occasional gripe but 2 weeks’ worth…really? According to the article…

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National Doodle Day

On Epilepsy Action’s National Doodle Day Kat asks, “What’s behind a doodle?” I’ve often found myself absent-mindedly doodling patterns while otherwise engaged with something; more often than not whiling away time holding on the telephone, or listening to a particularly uninspiring talk, or practically whenever there’s a piece of paper and pencil within easy reach!…

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David recently went to teach 200 students about empathy but it seems he got the biggest lesson from the day.

I recently had the pleasure of working with 200 young people in one of the waves of this year’s National Citizenship Service (NCS). For those who haven’t heard of NCS, it’s a UK programme run over the summer for 15 to 17-year olds that involves residentials, outward bound activity, employer skills, community projects and a…

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An exciting first week at Rambutan

Rambutan’s new apprentice, Jami-Lei, shares her thoughts on her first week with the bunch. I was excited to start at Rambutan, despite having only ever been to Market Harborough once before in my life (and that was for my interview!). I walked into the office to see Craig and Lucy, both of whom were pleasantly…

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Why you shouldn’t leave team performance to chance

Mark recently published an article on the HR Director website on how inspiring leaders can achieve outstanding results by walking the talk, focusing on feedback and coaching to develop their teams. If the recent General Election in the UK has taught us anything, it would be how leaders who are inspiring AND who have the…

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All alone

David discovered that being all alone on the Tube was far more uncomfortable than being on a crowded train. So where did everyone go? I was on a crowded tube train a few weeks ago. As I boarded, I mumbled a moan to myself about how hot and crowded it was before losing myself in…

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