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About slooowdown

Consultant in the fields of Relationships and Change

Summary of ‘The fearless organization’ – Creating psychological safety in the workplace for learning, innovation and growth by Amy Edmondson

(Summarised by Paul Arnold – Trainer, facilitator and strategic planner) THE BOOK IN A NUTSHELL Psychological safety is the key to organisational learning. Organisations need tobe agile through continuous learning and cultivating a fearless environment that encourages people to speak … Continue reading

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Summary of ‘The Choice Factory’ by Richard Shotton

Summarised by Paul Arnold – Strategic Planner, Facilitator and Trainer (Paul_arnold@me.com) The book in a nutshell People are not great decision makers. We can easily be unconsciously influenced — often by irrelevant things. The book reviews 25 biases and then … Continue reading

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Book summary of Compelling People – The hidden qualities that make us influential By John Neffinger and Matthew Kohut

SUMMARISED BY PAUL ARNOLD: STRATEGIC PLANNER, FACILITATOR, TRAINER (paul_arnold@me.com) THE BOOK IN A NUTSHELL A Harvard Business School recommended reading book. Displaying warmth with strength is key to making us more influential. Most men have perceived strength, women warmth. But … Continue reading

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Book summary of ‘Leaders eat last – Why some teams pull together and others don’t By Simon Sinek

SUMMARISED BY PAUL ARNOLD: STRATEGIC PLANNER, FACILITATOR, TRAINER (paul_arnold@me.com) The book in a nutshell We achieve so much more when we work together. Yet our obsession with ever-shortening financial goals is making us lose-sight of what is really important — … Continue reading

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Book summary of THE POWER OF HABIT Why we do what we do and how to change – by Charles Duhigg.

SUMMARISED BY PAUL ARNOLD: STRATEGIC PLANNER, FACILITATOR, TRAINER (paul_arnold@me.com) THE BOOK IN A NUTSHELL We live in unconscious habits. These most of the time are beneficial and help us short circuit complexity in decision-making. However, sometimes we get caught into … Continue reading

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Book summary of Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini

Summarised by Paul Arnold – Marketing/Comms Strategist paul_arnold@me.com/ www.paularnoldconsulting.com/ www.linkedin.com/in/prgarnold The book in a nutshell The highest achievers spend time crafting what they did and said before making their pitch. Research has shown that unconscious priming can help ‘pre-frame’ a person to … Continue reading

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Grit – The power of passion and perseverance By Angela Duckworth (Summarised by Paul Arnold, Strategic Planner,Facilitator and Trainer)

The book in a nutshell Grit is a key factor for success in life. Grit is a mindset of not giving up. It gives us the staying power to push on through the trials and tribulations and remain dedicated to … Continue reading

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