TGI Friday

Mark was recently analysing some employee opinion survey results where lack of work/life balance was a major complaint in one client’s results. This got him thinking about recent coverage of Japan’s ‘Premium Friday’ – an initiative designed to get workers home on time, at least some of the time. The Guardian reported in February this…

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An awesome book to help you challenge your market and take on your competitors

David has just finished reading The Challenger Spirit by Khurshed Denugara and Claire Genkai Breeze and couldn’t resist sharing one of its many highlights. Huge thanks to Kylie Roberts from Grant Thornton for recommending it. The Challenger Spirit is a great read but not the type of book that I would have been interested in…or…

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‘Fake news’ and one version of the truth

It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention over the last year that there has been a great deal of media and political attention given to the issues of misinformation and ‘fake news’. This got Mark thinking about the impact of this on businesses. There’s a lot at stake here. The rumour mill in most organisations I’ve…

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60 seconds with Craig on his Hogan assessment achievement   

At Rambutan, we’re hugely excited and proud as punch that Craig recently achieved his Hogan assessment accreditation. We managed to grab a few minutes with Craig to chat about what this means. Q: What’s Hogan assessment when it’s at home then? It’s a series of leadership-focused, powerful personality assessments to help leaders understand their own…

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60 seconds with Mark on his ESCI Accreditation achievement

At Rambutan, we’re immensely proud and delighted that Mark recently achieved his Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) accreditation. We managed to grab a quick chat with Mark about what this means.   Q: So what’s ESCI when it’s at home then, Mark? It’s a well-renowned 360° assessment tool that’s linked to emotional intelligence. As an…

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The art of mindful shopping

Nicki was reading an article in her local paper recently and it got her thinking about one of her favourite pastimes. I love shopping for nice things…clothes and shoes mostly but really anything and I really enjoy finding gifts for other people either online or on the high street, it doesn’t matter. Every purchase gives…

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Love it or hate it…?

When social media was flooded with pictures of menacing looking clowns scaring the heebie jeebies out of folk, it occurred to Lucy that this is the exact opposite of what clowns are supposed to do. Where else does this happen? I love a roller coaster. I haven’t been on one for a while, but the…

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