Lunch & Learn Articles

  • Does challenge make you happy?
    by Annie Litchfield on Friday 28th August, 2020

    I've always found it fascinating how some people can tap into their physical and mental reserves that others can only dream of. That's why I love World’s Strongest Man competitions and my favourite competitor Eddie Hall. Eddie set himself three goals early on in his strongman career; to be the World’s Strongest Man, to do a 500kg deadlift, and to meet his hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He achieved all three with absolute drive and determination. Checkout his documentary on Netflix for this guy’s down to earth approach.

  • Do you want to start your Happiness Project?
    by Annie Litchfield on Sunday 17th May, 2020

    How happy are you? Have you ever contemplated what truly makes you happy or the circumstances that make you sad? How important is happiness to you? Is it a state of mind or our circumstances that drive our level of happiness? I thought it has never been a more pertinent time to do my Lunch and Learn on one of my favourite books about how to improve our happiness.

  • Are you using the Six Thinking Hats in your meetings?
    by Annie Litchfield on Monday 27th April, 2020

    Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats is a tool based on the concept of parallel thinking where everyone is thinking in the same way at the same time – wearing the same ‘hat’. De Bono argues that it is far more effective if we all look at an issue from the same perspective and at the same time rather than one person thinking of all the negatives or another thinking of all the positives.

  • Overcoming the 5 dysfunctions of a team
    by Annie Litchfield on Friday 24th April, 2020

    Over my career, I have done various work around the importance of teams and engaging employees in the workplace. Through that work I have discovered several authors whose writing I particularly resonate with. One of them is the work of Patrick Lencioni – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

  • Stephen Covey’s Four Quadrants
    by Annie Litchfield on Friday 24th April, 2020

    I have been musing over the extra time at home and possible extra working hours where the interruptions, calls, office chats etc don’t take place. This could mean therefore that we all have a bit more quadrant 2 time to plan and prepare. Awesome! Or, it could mean we all get too distracted and end up watching Holly and Phil on This Morning! Let’s hope it’s the former.

  • ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’
    by Annie Litchfield on Monday 20th April, 2020

    I’ve been writing a change management webinar over the last few days and have been reminding myself of some of the change management models and writings. I want to introduce you to, or remind you of, the short book, ‘Who Moved My Cheese?’ by Dr Spencer Johnson.

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