What does change mean for you 3: Angela Blacklaw

‘Whatever route we have taken, it has got us to where we are today, made us the person we are, with the skills and perspectives that we uniquely possess.’ For our third ‘change’ interview, we talk to one of the iOpener coaches. Angela Blacklaw worked for many years in senior organisational development roles in the civil service, […]
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Getting a taste for change

Making change, of any description, can be challenging. And, although life never stops changing, and constantly presents us with that very problem, most of us never learn how to manage it. But learning how to accept change, and how to make it part of your life is a skill we all need, as necessary to […]
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Finding your direction…why some words are more important than others

‘”Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where—” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.’ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Direction is a […]
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What does change mean for you? Three things we’ve learnt so far.

Over the last few weeks we’ve been asking people about the shifts in their working lives and how they have navigated them. We thought it might make sense to summarise some of the great insights they shared. Not changing is usually worse than changing. Take the step and move forward. ‘Very few companies go bust […]
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What does change mean for you? 2: Matt Bourn

‘The best changes are ones which present new opportunities, not ones that look back’, Matt Bourn, Director of Communications for the Advertising Association Matt Bourn credits his love of the media to his first job, as a paperboy. From that early start he went on to study media and business at Manchester University, before working […]
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What does change mean for you? 1: Sir Richard Broadbent

Change is something we all face, daily. But sometimes we resist it, delay it or can’t quite make our mind up about the direction we should go. How do we improve our relationship and reaction to it? Sometimes learning how others deal with it can help us to work out our own approach. We interviewed […]
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Three steps to make 2019 the year you want

Check in with your ‘why’ The start of a new year is a great time to check in with the purpose and values behind what you’re doing. Practice telling your story to other people, how does it feel? Are there parts that bore you, parts that you’re really excited about but not focusing on very […]
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Good Nature

We spend a lot of time indoors. According to researched published by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the average person spends 90% of their time inside. It makes sense. After leaving home in the morning, you’ll get into a vehicle and head to work. There, you’ll spend a significant portion of the day at your […]
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