Christmas Jumper Day

Any excuse for a dress-up!! Christmas Jumper Day was launched by Save the Children charity, as an initiative to encourage donations for much-needed funds. It has so far raised £12 million since its beginnings in 2012. For most, (including the bunch at Rambutan) it’s a chance for a bit of fun in the office, at…

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Carpe Diem

Sue was contemplating the phrase ‘carpe diem’ and how it’s her little reminder to herself to take her head out of the detail and just ‘go for it’. Carpe diem, meaning ‘seize the day’, is often quoted as a soundbite but how many of us actually follow through on seizing the day? Ever since I…

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Can you lead the ‘right way’?

David and Sue were discussing how you can build a small city out of the number of books published on leadership. If you google the word leadership, you get 3,840,000,000 results in an instant. There’s a lot of opinions out there and numerous people searching for the right way, the one way, the most effective…

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Book review – What would YOU do?

Being furloughed, Kat’s found time to do stuff she’s struggled to do previously, such as reading. Nothing quite comes close to the joy and escapism of immersing yourself in a good book, and I’m now on a mission to find ‘The New Best Book’ I’ve ever read! Currently, this title, believe it or not, goes…

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Being furloughed – Kat’s story

Kat reflects on her time so far as a furloughed member of the Rambutan bunch. On Wednesday 1 April I found myself (like so many other people) furloughed from work. It came as no surprise… several clients had postponed projects already in the diary and the daily news on TV and social media was unfolding…

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Be brave – you’ve got this

Rebecca was reflecting on her first few months as a consultant at Rambutan. I’ve been part of Rambutan for four months now and what a wonderful journey I’ve travelled on. I love seeing the positive impact I have on people. This is one of the main reasons I joined Rambutan. So far, my Rambutan highlights…

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Are you seeing the true reality?

Gemma has been considering whether what we know, see and believe is really true. As we head not only into a new year but also a new decade, it might be clear to us where investment is needed in our business; where culture change needs embedding, management skills improving or leadership qualities transforming. However, while this reality…

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Are you blindfolded?

We all know the use of a blindfold, but are you wearing one when you least expect it? Ed talks about the importance of removing the blindfold and seeing a way forward. Everyone has difficult times, whether it be a work issue, a personal issue or just having a bad day. Sometimes the way forward…

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Apprentices are the future

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Ellie and Emma have been reflecting on their first six months as apprentices at Rambutan… This week is National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February), a great opportunity to celebrate and highlight the importance of apprentices. This year’s focus is ‘building the future’, which not only looks at the value gained…

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After the madness…

As we all become more used to our temporary, crazy world of isolating and staying inside, Craig has been dreaming lots about what the world will be like when we go back to ‘normality’. I’ve been asking myself this question a lot recently ‘What will I do first when I can freely go out?’ There’s…

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A day in the life of Craig

We’ve been chatting to Craig for a while now about what topics rock his world, but what about the man himself? We’re eager to know more. Q. How do you get ready to start your day? As I’m up early, I get bored quickly at home and either jump in the car to go visit…

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2020… what’s in a word?

For a little festive fun here at Rambutan, following updates for the Oxford English Dictionary whereby they add brand new words to reflect the times, we’ve decided to compile a little list of our own. These Rambu-words have been created using the bunch’s own experiences of life in 2020, and in no way should be…

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