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Archive for the ‘Management’ Category

The importance of shared responsibility and autonomy in the system for teams

Posted by Ian Guyah-Low

Shared responsibility through having autonomy in the system has led the England rugby team to the brink of a quarter-final place, winning three consecutive matches in the process.

The Rugby World Cup 2023 has descended on France, all eyes at home and abroad were fixated on the England team, their World Cup opener versus the Argentinian Pumas.

Saturday, 9th September, played at the State Velodrome, Marseille, 63,118 in attendance was the perfect backdrop to tighten the screw on an England team that had lost six of its previous nine matches. To put this in perspective, England had lost five of their last six.

Many, were baying for blood, the media eyeing its prey ready to inject its venomous bite into an English jugular. Read more

Stories – what’s the point?

Posted by Carolyn Defrin

At Aspire, we integrate personal stories into our training rooms as a way to lift theories off the page and offer an additional lens through which to understand ourselves and our colleagues in the workplace and the first question we ask is:

What’s the point?

The smell of a freshly sharpened pencil

The taste of a New York slice of cheese pizza

The sight of a giant oak tree standing tall without its leaves against winter’s dimming light

Our senses stir up powerful images, offering us a portal into numerous stories from our own lives. Read more

Turn Your Strengths Into Your Superpower

Posted by Thulasi Mohanadas

When you invest in developing your strengths, you highlight your unique DNA which helps to set you apart from the crowd and turn your strengths into your superpower. Using your strengths has been shown to be a proven way to achieve success.

People who use their strengths report feeling more engaged in their work, show increased performance and productivity, feel more resilient and have improved communication.

Additionally, organisations find that they are more likely to retain staff when they cultivate a strengths-based culture in their teams.

So how do we harness them?

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