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Month: January 2016

A BITESIZE APPROACH TO PRODUCTIVITY IN 2016

At the BiteSize office we’ve ditched news year’s resolutions because good intentions rarely last beyond February. Instead we’ve committed to making small changes each month; whether you’d like to spend 15 minutes…

by Lucy Limb

5 LESSONS FOR MANAGERS FROM MASTERCHEF

There are lessons to be taken from everything we see if only we look and listen for them. Here are some management development lessons from the recent MasterChef series: Give people the opportunity to do…

by Lucy Limb

Overcoming barriers to change

Karl Schoemer in his work “The New Reality”, defined three types of behaviour which were present in most organisations: Design, Default and Defiant behaviour. He adds that, typically, in any…

by Lucy Limb

WHY GREAT TEAMS DISAGREE

WHY GREAT TEAMS DISAGREE Conformity is a powerful social force; intuitively we all wish to fit in and fear rejection.  Particularly in the workplace, where much is at stake, people…

by Lucy Limb

UNCONSCIOUS BIAS AT WORK: 3 WAYS YOU’RE BEING BIASED, AND 6 THINGS YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Unconscious bias at work: 3 ways you’re being biased, and 6 things you can do about it. Diversity is critical to organisational success, but creating an environment where people from…

by Lucy Limb

FIVE KEY TIPS IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE MEETING NEW PEOPLE

In the business world, meetings and networking events abound and it’s easy to think these situations are geared towards those of us who are more outgoing. But of course those…

by Lucy Limb

SIX WAYS TO BOOST YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS

Whether presenting to a small group of colleagues at a team meeting or opening a conference as the keynote speaker, being asked to deliver a presentation can be enough to…

by Lucy Limb

FUN IS A SERIOUS BUSINESS

We all know that we do our best work when we are having fun.  As Dan Pink, Tom Peters and others have reported, great things can happen if managers get…

by Lucy Limb

WIN:WIN:WIN

We would like to congratulate Richard Jenkins and John Nelson at RFIB for a successful trip to China and Hong Kong.  Richard and John asked us to help them hone…

by Lucy Limb

WORKING WITH TOKIO MARINE

It was fantastic to work with Yuki, Tomohiko, Dai, Ryo, Daitchi and Kazunari – six very talented Japanese employees of Tokio Marine who were visiting Europe as part of their…

by Lucy Limb

FIRST PRIZE IN POETRY COMPETITION

Many congratulations to our wonderful trainer, Helen Whitten, for winning the first prize in the poetry competition at the Winchester Writer’s Conference for her poem The Scaffolder, Is there no…

by Lucy Limb