Post Tagged with: "Workplace Skills"

How to embrace your ability and find your happy place in a team

What could a blog about Tutankhamun have to do with team dynamics?  Well, I’m looking back on a post I originally published back in 2017 with a slightly different view of how we should all embrace our abilities and find our happy place in a team… The Man Who Shot Tutankhamun; what a great title for a doc...

Can an Agatha Christie adventure actually improve your skill set?

I published the first version of this blog back in 2016 as an homage to the Queen of Crime.   Now, I’m revisiting it with a 2021 eye by asking a slightly different question; can our team building activities actually improve your skill set?  More to the point, what’s that got to do with Agatha Christie? ...

When making assumptions can be a good thing

Hands up who’s heard the saying; “when you assume, you make an ass out of u and me both”.  My first memory of hearing it was from the mouth of Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs.   I’ve therefore always thought of making assumptions having a negative connotation (and of course in the cas...

When being under pressure is fun (and useful)

It seems that my close friends and family really do know me well when it comes to buying gifts.  I wrote last year about my amazing experience with ‘A Murder to Die For’, and this year my friends came up trumps with a surprise visit to Sherlock, the Game is Now. You may or may not know that I’ve recently develop...

Our Secret to Successful Engagement in Team Building

Murder Mystery? Understandably, most people I meet have only ever encountered the world of murder mystery in a party environment, sitting round a dinner table trying to fathom the complicated instructions from a box set through a haze of wine.  Therefore, it can be difficult to imagine how on earth the format can, for...

The Art of Listening

I’ve always loved reading, but lately it seems that sleep is the enemy to my hobby and I’m rarely able to get through a couple of pages before I succumb to it.  I’m still valiantly ploughing through a novel someone bought me for Christmas (a whodunit, of course) and I’m almost at the point of forgetting ...

What’s in a Name?

Now I’m not claiming to be the next Eddie Izzard (although that would be great, wouldn’t it?!) but one of the most important things affecting my well-being is the ability to laugh, and to make others laugh. We know all the scientific stuff about releasing feel-good chemicals, and we know without being told that i...