Category Archives: Team building

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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Grow – How ideals power growth and profit at the world’s greatest companies. By Jim Stengel

Summarised by Paul Arnold – Strategic Planner, Facilitator and Trainer – paul_arnold@me.com IN A NUTSHELL Brands/Organisations will maximise their return if they have at their driving core an ideal (i.e. a higher level purpose). In Stengel’s top 50 cases, they … Continue reading

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Summary of ‘Start with Why – How great leaders inspire everyone to take action’ by Simon Sinek

Start with Why – How great leaders inspire everyone to take action by Simon Sinek Summarised by Paul Arnold (Strategic Planner, Facilitator and Trainer) – paul_arnold@me.com) THE BOOK IN A NUTSHELL People don’t buy What you do nor How you … Continue reading

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Where in the world is my team? – Making a success of your virtual global workplace By Terence Brake

Where in the world is my team? – Making a success of your virtual global workplace By Terence Brake (Summarised by Paul Arnold – Strategic Planner, Facilitator and trainer – paul_arnold@me.com) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-World-My-Team-Workplace/dp/0470714298/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381084781&sr=8-1&keywords=where+in+the+world+is+my+team http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dQW_wcsSGw   THE BOOK IN A NUTSHELL The book outlines … Continue reading

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The leadership of Sir Alex Ferguson

Good article in Harvard Business Review (http://hbr.org/2013/10/fergusons-formula/ar/1) which identifies a number of key traits that underlined his success. When I read them, I felt the headlines summaries of his qualities I did not feel they went deep enough. So based on … Continue reading

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Beyond Performance – How great organisations build ultimate competitive advantage By Scott Keller and Colin Price

Beyond Performance – How great organisations build ultimate competitive advantage A summary by paul arnold (Communications Strategist/Trainer/Facilitator – paul_arnold@me.com) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Performance-Organizations-Competitive-Advantage/dp/1118024621/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356174950&sr=1-1 IN A NUTSHELL The book has been written by two McKinsey Partners, based on extensive research amongst 5,000 executives from … Continue reading

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Click – The magic of instant connections By Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman (A summary by Paul Arnold – Trainer & Facilitator)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Click-The-Magic-Instant-Connections/dp/075353939X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354398504&sr=8-1-fkmr0 Content = ***   Readability = *****  Clarity & Structure = **** IN A NUTSHELL We are not drawn to people by rational assessment, but emotional factors. People who connect better tend to be more successful, have more friends and … Continue reading

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