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Have you got “not-busy guilt”?

You’ve set your office up, finally managed to work out how to get on a video call and are secretly enjoying the lack of a commute. You have probably been for more walks in the last two weeks than in the last two years and discovered things about your local neighbourhood you didn’t know. And you are busy, busy, busy………
Sharpstone Skinner
April 7, 2020

Absence makes the team grow stronger

It looks like we might be seeing less of each other for a little while.  We didn’t need a virus to tell us that remote teams are a thing – many of us have been part of remote teams for years. But for the immediate future, we may all be part of a remote team. Time is short and you…
Sharpstone Skinner
March 16, 2020

Not a post about New Year’s resolutions

…because they fail.  In fact by the time this read this, you’re probably on the downward slide with some of your best intentions. Instead, an article about new beginnings.  January is a great month for a do-over.  You get a chance to do better at things that didn’t go quite to plan the previous year and to make a start…
Sharpstone Skinner
January 17, 2020

Sit up and listen – Part 2

In our September newsletter, we explored one subject we love to present on, when we speak at conferences.  And we promised a second theme so here it is.  Something key, that is making our audiences sit up and listen. This one is about leadership and our thoughts on what leaders need to grasp to thrive in changing times.  Our thoughts…
Sharpstone Skinner
November 13, 2019

You and I need to talk

Imagine you are in your regular team meeting; everything is going to plan then the usual thing happens. John starts moaning. Off he goes on some rant about how a decision made by ‘them up there’ is ridiculous, impractical and shows how rubbish ‘they’ are. Everyone starts looking anywhere but at him, and your meeting gets derailed yet again. You…
Sharpstone Skinner
July 30, 2019