You’ve got talent (yes you have!)

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…

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Wrong Trousers Day

It’s Wrong Trousers Day!! Here are some of the bunch getting into the spirit of it at Rambutan’s HQ, Treetops. And what a fabulous day for it! Head on over to www.grandappeal.org.uk/events/wallace-gromits-wrong-trousers-day/ for more info on how you can get involved in future events and help raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

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Wrong Trousers Day

June 29 sees ‘Wrong Trousers Day’, which of course the bunch will be more than happy to celebrate! But, what’s it all about? Wrong Trousers Day is an event held by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation to support critically ill babies and children. It started in 1997, with the intention of raising the capital to…

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World Thinking Day

When Lance heard someone say recently, “I just don’t have enough time to think,” it got him thinking. The irony, of course, is that if you say this to either yourself or someone else, then you have actually taken the time to think it in the first place. So, thinking that you don’t have time…

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World Parkinson’s Day

April 11 sees World Parkinson’s day, an initiative close to Kat’s heart… In January this year, Neil Diamond announced that he was ending his 50th anniversary tour early after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and many of his fans donated their ticket refunds to Parkinson’s research. Other famous celebrities, past and present, diagnosed with the condition…

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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health day and one of our clients, a Director at an organisation with over 500 employees, kindly wanted to share his own personal view of his experience on this day. Mental Health is huge. There are lots of statistics in the news and what they mean to us, what the latest research is and…

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Winning in the winter solstice

Winter solstice…the shortest day of the year. A time to miss the warmth of summer or a time to get outside regardless of the bad weather? Winter solstice, otherwise known as the shortest day of the year, falls on 21 December this time around. It signals the turning point of the year in which we…

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Why work-life balance matters

During National Work Life Week 2019, we’re supporting #WorkLifeWeek with our thoughts and ideas. Like many working parents, getting his work-life balance right is really important to Lance. Working at Rambutan has allowed me the flexibility to make sure my work-life balance is just right. The ‘just right’ bit will be different for everyone so…

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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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Why the real you is best

Lucy was chatting to a friend about an interview she had coming up, and it reminded her of a picture she saw on social media that had made her smile. My friend and I were talking about her forthcoming interview, and she was telling me all about the research she’d done on the role and…

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Why leadership matters

When Gemma thought about the theme of this year’s Learning at Work week, ‘Shaping the Future’, she was reminded of one of the findings from the HRD People Leaders’ Report 2018. ‘Britain has long ranked poorly in global league tables for employee engagement, and the country’s productivity is stalling; in fact, the UK workforce has…

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Which social media platform are you?

In our bold and daring Rambutan way, we’ve matched our ideas on what your social media avatar might look like, depending on which social media channel rocks your world. Can you see yourself in our descriptions? Rambutan’s favourite social media sites are Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – probably in that order! Twitter is great for…

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Which hat are you wearing today?

Life can be difficult. Whether we’re talking about business or home life, some days are steady, relaxed, easy, the ‘norm’. But other days we’re faced with the unknown; decisions to make, problems to solve, dilemmas to navigate, and sometimes it’s hard to know how to tackle whatever is ‘thrown’ at us. Have you ever stopped…

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What’s your mindset?

A marketing flyer landing in Gemma’s inbox caught her eye, but not for the right reasons… I was running through my morning emails, deleting the marketing circulars that seem to get through whether they are relevant or not, and came across one that jumped out at me. It was advertising a workshop and was entitled…

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What’s the exam question?

As many teenagers and students have reached the end of the exam season and can finally get their heads out of their books, Mark gives a timely reminder about the importance in business of getting the exam question right. You’ll often hear me ask in client and internal meetings, “what’s the exam question?”. Well, not so much often, more like most…

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What’s in a first impression?

This is about a girl on a train, but not the girl in the book (and subsequent box-office hit film). It’s about the impression a girl on a train made. There’s a girl (probably in her early twenties so I think that’s a girl) sitting opposite me on the train, using her phone. There are…

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