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Creating Leadership That Outperforms: Lessons From Elite Sports Psychology


May 2017

Nobody had predicted that a complete underdog, with a limited budget and no star players, would go on to win the Premier League title. Can organisations learn from the performance psychology of shock Premiership League champions Leicester City?   Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head of Science at Soma Analytics, speaks with Dr Tim Rogers, […]


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Mental Health Awareness Week: Thriving or Surviving?


May 2017

The 8-14th of May is Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). A topic that is important all year round, yet, a designated week gives a fantastic opportunity to open up a dialogue about mental health, its consequences, and how we can get from ‘good’ to ‘better’. We rarely talk about good mental health. The immediate association […]


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Karl Simons on the Impact that People Investment is having at Thames Water


April 2017

Karl Simons is Head of Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing at Thames Water. Thames Water are responsible for 15 million customers and manage 500 water and wastewater sites across the UK. Q: Tell us a bit about yourself. Why did you decide to get into Health and wellbeing? A: I’ve spent the last 27 years […]


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Let’s Talk About Depression And Mental Health In The Workplace


April 2017

Today, the 7th April, is World Health Day, the anniversary of the founding of WHO1, the World Health Organisation. This year WHO is focusing on increasing awareness of mental health, the subject of their campaign is “Depression: Let’s Talk”.   Building a Healthier Future Mental health, and in particular depression, is firmly on WHO’s agenda […]


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How to Improve Your Relationships and Beat Stress at Work


February 2017

We are in the month of love! And as such, we are reminded that we need to make overt gestures to the ones we love, desperately hoping this will cover us for the rest of the year…. However, there is no need for hearts, balloons and ponies. Studies conducted by the influential therapist, John Gottman, […]


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The Government’s Work and Health Unit on Work, Wellbeing and Mental Health


February 2017

Mental health and wellbeing at work is a priority for UK government. The government published a Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability in October and as recently as the 9th January, the Prime Minister spoke about the government’s pledge to overcome the stigma and barriers of mental health. Here, Christopher Lorenz, Co-Founder and Head […]


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What can Business Learn from Elite Athletes that Perform Under Pressure?


December 2016

Dr Tim Rogers is a Consultant and Sports Psychiatrist whose work involves helping elite athletes. His clients include prospective olympians, Premier League footballers, jockeys and international cricket and rugby players, to name but a few. Tim provides expertise in performance under pressure, resilience, mental health and wellbeing. In addition, he is a strong proponent of […]


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5 Top Tips for Reducing Stress in the Run-up to Christmas


December 2016

In the run-up to Christmas, as Santa’s sleigh bells near, the demands at work, and at home, continue to grow steadily. And as the demands begin to outweigh the resources available to us we begin to stress. In fact, according to a 2015 National Accident Helpline study¹, more than 1 in 4 of us feel […]


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How to lead like the chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi


March 2016

Kevin Roberts is the Chairman Saatchi & Saatchi–one of the world’s leading creative organizations with over 6500 people and 130 offices in 70 countries. He is also Head Coach at the Publicis Groupe–the world’s third largest communications group.   Kevin was born and raised in Lancaster and started his career in the late 1960s at […]


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How the Most Unlikely of People in Improbable Circumstances Can Become Extraordinary


February 2016

John Amaechi OBE is a psychologist, New York Times best-selling author (Man in the Middle), Research Fellow at the University of East London and social entrepreneur. John is also a former NBA player and sought-after broadcaster for media channels such as ESPN, CNN and BBC. In June 2011, John was appointed an Officer of the […]