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Nudge it along!!

Embedding new practices in a team or organisation By Declan Noone, Partner at Serrano 99   Last year I hacked my own resolution failures and finally registered a success. Previously, I would have buried my resolution within a few weeks of starting. I was easily in the same category as the reported 80% of Americans…

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A positive leader is a pragmatic leader

3 reasons a positive leader is the most pragmatic person in the room By Declan Noone, Partner at Serrano 99   ‘Happiology’, that’s what crosses the majority of people’s minds when they hear the terms: positive psychology, positive leadership, and mindfulness. In fact, when I first started to study positive leadership I still readily recall…

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Die perfekte Welle – Flowrider

Create the perfect conditions for flow I can’t get this German song out of my head while writing this.  “Perfekte Welle” (Perfect wave), was the name of the first single of German pop/rock group Juli. Released in 2004, it peaked at number two in the German and Austrian single charts. Singer Eva Briegel describes how…

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5 steps to highly effective task enabling

Task enabling: a simple skill, we all use it on a countless number of occasions throughout the day. Despite that, it may also be our largest blind spot and hindering performance levels. What am I taking about? Well, how we assign/delegate tasks to subordinates and peers. We do it every day and still get things…

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“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him.”

This Lincoln adage adroitly captures, both as a man and a leader, his conscious awareness of how jumping to a quick judgement may preclude him from considering advice or expertise offered by that individual in the future. Lincolns’ war time cabinet was a reflection of his own personal strength of character and capacity to bring…

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The most impactful minute of your day: the mindful minute

When you had started your day, your mind was clear. Like a painters’ palette before the first brush stroke, it was clean with the everything in its place and nicely segmented. Then you go through the morning routine of getting kids ready for school, skipping breakfast, grabbing a coffee on the go, sitting in the…

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#BREXIT: A time for Positive Leadership Commentary by Declan Noone The declared results of the 23rd of June Referendum in the United Kingdom tell us that Britain has voted to leave the European Union after over 4 decades of membership. Following quite a divisive campaign, the implications of this decision both within the United Kingdom…

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flippin’ it

How a positive and strength based start makes all the difference. Commentary by Armin Forstner As managers and leaders we have all experienced this situation: You walk into the meeting room and even before you sit down your team starts with their problems, frustrations and all those things that are not working at the moment…

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