17th February saw ‘Random acts of kindness’ day, something Kat thinks we could all get behind. How many times have you vacated your parking space earlier than you’d thought, and offered the remainder of your ticket to another driver just entering the car park? It might not be quite so popular these days for one reason…Details
Jami-Lei finds out more on the topic of depleting attention span and what this means for the future. When I was younger, I could spend a whole day watching films and only distracting myself to top up on popcorn. Now, I can barely watch one film without looking at my phone at least once. The research on…Details
Mark was recently travelling in Berlin where unsurprisingly, the trains ran on time – almost to the second. This got him thinking about punctuality and what it says about our personality or culture. It may well be a cultural stereotype, but when travelling in Berlin, I expected the trains to run with pinpoint punctuality. They…Details
Gemma has been preparing for her annual appraisal with a period of self-reflection… An annual appraisal is a good prompt to spend some time reflecting on our past actions but it’s important that we don’t limit holding a mirror up to ourselves to this yearly review. Reflecting helps us to develop our skills and review…Details
Christmas is fast approaching and along with it the time when we perhaps think about some New Year’s Resolutions. Gemma pondered over this popular annual tradition. Before you start planning your weight loss and fitness regime for 2019 though, I’d be interested to know what happened to last year’s resolutions. Are they long forgotten, languishing…Details
We at Rambutan got our Christmas casuals out to mark Christmas Jumper Day!
In our continuing interview series with Craig, we’re chatting today about his passion for one-to-one coaching. Q. In a nutshell what is one-to-one coaching? This is where one person dedicates themselves to helping the other person find their own answers by asking beautifully crafted and thought-provoking questions and listening until their ears hurt. Craig’s recent…Details
David spotted some beautiful Rambutans on a recent family trip to Barcelona to celebrate his birthday.
It was great to see such fresh Rambutans on European soil. These little beauties were front and centre of an amazing exotic fruit stall in La Boqueria Market, Barcelona. A very nice (and delicious) birthday surprise!
We Rambutans recently took a little personality test just for a bit of fun, and to see what kind of insight (if any) it could give us into ourselves, and each other. Kat was reflecting on the results. Called the Briggs Meyer 16 Personalities test, it’s formulated as a questionnaire where your responses are collated…Details
Don’t miss the music by just chasing dollars. David reflects from the side of a piano in one of the UK’s busiest financial districts. I recently took the tube in London for a meeting at Canary Wharf in London. It was amazing to see the sheer volume of people flooding to the area as they headed to their…Details
We hear a lot these days about so-called ‘fake news’ (thank you Mr Trump). This got Mark thinking about how rumours, myths and untruths can unsettle even the best businesses and what is the best way to handle these. So, apparently Thomas Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb, Marie Antoinette never said “let them eat cake” and…Details
Our awareness system as humans has developed over millions of years and is a sophisticated neuro process designed (evolved) to help us and keep us safe. However, it could be dangerously inadequate for the digital age, as David investigates. Understanding what the Reticular Activating System (RAS) is and what it does has had a profound…Details
In our continuing interview series with Craig, we’re chatting today about how every one of us really does have a talent. 1. What is talent when it’s at home? Talent is permanent, but form can be temporary. A talent is your passion; a task, activity or ability that you deliver with ease, something that…Details
National Friendship month inspired Nicki to read about the importance of friendship in society. What she discovered was quite surprising… The causes of modern social problems, from divorce to homelessness and obesity, are often thought to be rooted in areas such as poverty, stress or unhappiness. But researchers suggest we are overlooking something crucial: friendship. Loneliness is a growing problem…Details
Lance was talking to a friend recently who mentioned they’d commissioned sales training for their organisation. They went on to say that they’d been sold a dream (by the training organisation) but had been delivered a nightmare. If only the provider had guaranteed their work! The person who sold the dream got a sale, but…Details
Gemma and her cycling buddies have decided to get back on their bikes for another fundraising challenge. This time the girls are covering some serious mileage – 300 miles over 4 countries in 4 days – whilst raising vital funds for Dementia UK. If you want to find out more or donate, take a look at Gemma’s JustGiving page. Gemma’s here…Details
Saying “sorry” often becomes a habit rather than a necessity. What if we used “thank you” more instead? Jami-Lei investigates further. There are two uses of the word sorry. One sounds like “sorry for rambling on” and the other goes something like “I’m really sorry for spilling tea on your curtains”. The first is polite and…Details
In another of our interview series with Craig, we’re chatting today about listening and why it’s fundamentally important for any type of relationship. Q: What do you mean by listening to hear versus listening to talk? Stop for a moment and think about how you listen. Are you listening because you genuinely want to hear…Details