Category Archives: The power of great relationships

The Chimp Paradox The Mind Management Programme for Confidence, Success and Happiness by Dr. Steve Peters

  Summarised by Paul Arnold (Strategic Planner, Facilitator and Trainer) – paul_arnold@me.com THE BOOK IN A NUTSHELL Metaphorically we have three ‘operating systems’ inside of us: The Chimp (i.e. the uncontrolled, emotional child within us), The ‘Human’ (i.e. the rational … 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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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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Why smoking is good for relationships

I have never smoked but I believe smoking can be a good thing. Since smoking has been banned in buildings, the smokers in a company congregate in certain smoking zones – When you walk past these groups I notice two … Continue reading

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Book summary of ‘Connected’ by Nicolas Christakis & James Fowler

Connected The surprising power of networks and how they shape our lives – How your friends’ friends’ friends affect everything you think, feel and do  By Nicolas Christakis & James Fowler (2011)  Content = ****   Readability = *** Clarity & … Continue reading

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Sleep well Sally Rose

Funeral today of Sally Rose who died far too young 😦 It got me thinking ‘What’s it all for?’ She was a truly gifted musician but I will remember her more for her kindness and humanity – you felt really … Continue reading

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