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Barry Winbolt's Online School Blog

Start the day with a clear head

Writing morning pages is great for calming anxieties, producing insights and resolving dilemmas. Use it to clarify and prioritise the coming day. I've always been a little sceptical about Morning Pages. This is the habit of filling three pages of A4 with handwriting first thing in the...

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Effective Communication, influence, impact and happiness

Effective Communication We hear a lot about communication and, according to research, most of us think we communicate better than we actually do. To test this, for many years I've been asking my audiences at conferences and seminars how many of them consider themselves to be good at...

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Better results and greater enjoyment at work

Becoming more resilient requires a shift in thinking and behaviour. At work, conformity and groupthink can produce unquestioned habits and responses when people are under pressure. This often results in negative behaviour which undermines resilience. The attitudes and behaviour below can help...

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What is CPD accreditation and how can it help?

What is CPD accreditation Continuing Professional Development (CPD), is the committed process of continually developing your understanding, knowledge, and skills, in areas relevant to your work. CPD has long been a requirement in many professions, and now employers more generally are...

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A guide to emotional balance: What keeps us healthy?

An Emotional Hygiene checklist ‘Emotional Hygiene’ describes a way of grouping the essential factors which contribute to the balanced, healthy lifestyle we need to function best. Both the scientific evidence and common-sense point to a basic list of do’s and don’ts for remaining emotionally...

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Emotional Intelligence – What Is It and How Can I Get It?

Emotional Intelligence is a set of skills which determine how well you handle yourself in life and in general. It influences your popularity, your performance, your ability to motivate yourself, and even the quality of your relationships and how you bring up your children. In this post, I’ll...

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Having a Conversation about a Conversation

Difficult Conversation When you are in a tense or difficult conversation with someone they will tend to see and hear what they expect from you or the situation. This can lead to misunderstandings or disappointments which ignite the spark of conflict. If you find yourself in a negotiation or...

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Continuing Professional Development and Personal Growth

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a term used to describe the learning activities which professionals engage in to develop and strengthen the knowledge and skills associated with their working life. Professional development Any activity that enhances learning and adds to a person's...

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The Ingredients of Personal Resilience

Personal resilience Emotional resilience is sometimes referred to as hardiness, or emotional stamina. Physical stamina is at the top of many people’s agendas these days, but the emotional and psychological aspects are usually left to chance. Unless you are a top ranking sports person or athlete...

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My Personal Resilience Survey

My stats are telling me that a lot of people are looking for info on resilience, so I compiled my personal resilience survey. Naturally I want to respond to your interest in a helpful way, so I’d like a bit more info. I’m relaunching this survey to help me help you. Personal Resilience refers...

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