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Technology is a lot like crack cocaine

During the February half-term, I took my family to the Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth, one of the best museums I’ve been to in a long time. Brilliantly designed to recreate Henry VIII’s part-recovered warship, […]
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A Year of Magical Swimming

Sometimes grief and swimming seem inextricably linked. Writers and aphorists have connected the two for centuries, like the author Vicki Harrison “grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the […]
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Do you get distracted? – How to tame the beast

I was reading James Clear’s excellent blog this week where he talks about Clyde Beatty, the great lion tamer, and what his act can teach us about not being constantly distracted. Go on admit it, […]
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Talking Ape Schools

Talking Ape Schools is flourishing. As well as working with the students from the prestigious Roedean School in East Sussex, we’ve worked with students from Harris Westminster Sixth Form. But our most intriguing was piloting […]
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Talking Apes Leadership programme is winning plaudits

For the past two years Talking Ape has been running a leadership programme at the Wellcome  Sanger Institute, one of the world’s most important genomics and genetics institutes. Our leadership programme has four pillars at […]
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My Inner Critic Hates Peterborough

You are not alone. For most of your journey through life you have carried a stowaway. It’s the voice inside your head. The one that criticises, judges and keeps you small. Do you know the […]
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Leadership training doesn’t work!

About 10 years ago, I was pitching a leadership programme to a global head of HR at a tech company when she leant forward, with a mixture of amusement and malice, and said loudly “I […]
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Nothing is going to stop us!

What do you do when someone you really like insists on behaving in a way you can see is dull, unproductive and generally a waste of time and energy? I feel that about people who […]
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