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Nearly there with the new kindergarten school in Hangdewa!

Day by day we inch closer to the opening of the new school in Hangdewa for 60 4-6 year olds, and a crèche for teachers’ babies and toddlers. It now has flooring and tables and, maybe this week, the playground will get smoothed over. We need to find money for a fence as this is [...]

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An Amazing Cross-Team Effort

Just under a year ago Q. Learning delivered the first Oxford City Council development centre to the Executive Team. Today is the last of 20 centres. Between us all, we have prepared for and delivered 20 centres and over 200 EQi reports and feedback sessions.   They had a personalised Q. Guide, and we have [...]

Congratulations United Learning

Congratulations to one of our clients, United Learning: the HR team won HR team of the year in the public /charity sector at the CIPD Awards 2016 this week. A special well done to Mandy Coalter, HR Director, for all her hard work leading her wonderful team! Written by Lesley Gosling

By |Categories: Blog, Emotional Intelligence|

An Emotionally Intelligent Response to Brexit?

The summer holidays are over, it’s ten weeks since the referendum, but many people still feel strongly about the result.  Recent demonstrations from disappointed Remainers and a petition calling for a second referendum keep the argument going. Even those who voted Leave may be anxious about the future.  Families, friendships, workplaces and communities are experiencing [...]

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Big Decisions

From Rio to Hinkley via Heathrow Is it right to ban all Russian Olympians from Rio 2016, or only those known to be dopers? Should the UK build or not build a third runway at Heathrow, or a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point?   The International Olympic Committee sidestepped a decision to impose a [...]

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Are Your Leaders Suffering From a Lack of zzzzz’s?

Last week I benefitted from exquisite coaching by a delegate on Q. Learning’s ILM Coaching Programme. That night I slept better than I had for a very long time. When was the last time you had a really good night’s sleep and woke the next day full of va va voom and ready to cope [...]

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Our Changing World

On a recent trans-Atlantic flight, we were transported back in time as well as across the ocean. Our plane ‘only’ had large screens for communal viewing of films. Without the zillions of options that accompany back-of-headrest viewing, those that wished to enjoy an in-flight movie had to watch together.   Such public acts of community [...]

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Calibrating our Empathic Responses

I was reading this moving article on the BBC website a couple of weeks ago and reflecting on what it begins to show us about the role of empathy in the workforce.   There are two things that jump out to me. Empathy has an impact on: Motivation – stepping into the shoes of others [...]

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CEO Secrets And Advice Revealed – Will It Help You Better Plan And Avoid Mistakes?

I came across an interesting article from the BBC followed by a series of short videos from CEOs in the world letting loose their secrets and advice. #CEO Secrets, by the BBC News. We all make mistakes, whether it be in our personal life or in work or business. We are only human, are we [...]

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The Moment The President Cried

On 6th December 2015, singer song writer Carole King was honoured by the Kennedy Center in the USA for her lifetime achievement in music. Broadcast later in the month on American TV, we see King sitting with the President (POTUS) and First Lady (FLOTUS) of the United States. So far so wonderful. Then Aretha Franklin [...]

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