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Social Styles Diagram

Social Styles – which one are you? Merril and Reid’s work on identify social styles helps you to identify your preferences – the style you generally display and deploy at work.  Your social style is how you act routinely which will naturally carry with …

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Advocacy for a Change! - new research paper

‘Case’, ’cause’ and ‘class’ advocacy are important methods for helping disadvantage groups make change and improve their lives. In fact they were the original foundations of the social work profession.  This research paper Advocacy for a Change best pr …

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Preferring the Irrational? – social behaviour and cognitive bias introduced

The Rational Actor Sample Chapter –  Most of what we do and the decisions and judgement we make are fed and watered by our unconscious, automated thinking. The experts that run our economy, politics and business would have us believe that the world is …

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The 4 'Learning Styles'; make a difference by discovering which are yours.

Learning style is a preference ingrained in you and drawn from your whole life experience.  Your preferred style determines how you go about learning and doing every day, quite unconsciously.  In turn, how you learn might also make a difference to how …

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Are We Rational Actors - Preferring the Irrational

The Rational Actor – Most of what we do and the decisions and judgement we make are fed and watered by our unconscious, automated thinking. The experts that run our economy, politics and business would have us believe that the world is a rational place …

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Negotiate better and assess your negotiation style using Five Type Fitness

Be successful using Five Type Fitness is a 3 page introduction to the idea that we all can benefit from the skills of negotiation and create benefits for ourselves and others by extending our repertoire of responses and ways of acting in any situation …

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Personal Development, Self Assessment and Life Balancing

Which  wheel of life looks like yours?  No this is not just a lovely picture!  These resources will help you to assess and evaluate your  life’s activity; the constituent balance in your life; and show you how to make a fresh start and a goal-orientate …

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Strategic thinking - Goal On!

Big people in business and management schools (I was a little one once!) like to paint the picture of strategic planning as complex – strategic complexity they call it.  Strategic thinking starts with goal-directed thinking which is different to creati …

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