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Express Yourself: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Express Yourself: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Express yourself: NWA, Madonna, Charles Wright & the 103rd Street Rhythm Band all sang about it. Continuing the series of posts about Emotional Intelligence and management, this week...

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Windswept wet and wild: Future Leaders of Nationwide help a School in Africa

Windswept wet and wild: Future Leaders of Nationwide help a School in Africa Last week I found myself in a National Trust Car Park at the foot of Scafell Pike on one of the wettest and windiest days of the year. I was the guest of a group of...

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Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and the self: Its all about you

Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and the self: Its all about you Last month I shared a blog about emotional intelligence and leadership. The post looked at 3 key areas of Emotional Intelligence: understanding the self, understanding others and...

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The Ring in the Lake

The Ring in the Lake: reunited Leadership development can sometimes be a dramatic process, but rarely comes at such a high personal cost. Back in April 2017, Marcus Simpson took away great memories of a leadership event, but also left something...

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Mind the Management Gap

Mind the Management Gap; or What got you  here won’t get you there Being promoted to a management position can be a double-edged sword. The euphoria of being promoted can quickly fade into heady mix of excitement, anxiety and confusion about...

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Practical Advice on Being an Emotionally Intelligent Manager

Practical Advice on Being an Emotionally Intelligent Manager Once upon a time, being a successful manager often meant being remote, showing little or no empathy and instead being solely focused on the business not the people. Not having any...

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Mental Health at Work: Recognising what is Hidden

Mental Health at Work: Recognising what is Hidden It is mental health awareness week, and Research tells us that 2 out of 3 people experience a mental health issue at some time. The tell-tale signs of injury to physical health are usually obvious....

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Leadership Development - Things that inspire us

Learning, its what we do for a living. But we like taking our work home with us. We wanted to share some examples of what our team is reading, watching and listening to at the moment. Here's some of things that inspire us. Reading   ...

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Leadership Apprenticeships: One size doesn't fit all

Leadership Apprenticeships: One Size Doesn’t Fit all When someone uses the phrase “one size fits all” I immediately think “that just means it fits everyone badly”. But that’s my natural cynicism. The reality can be that, although not a...

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What people say about Leadership Programmes

What people say about Leadership Programmes “I’m too busy, it would be a waste of time!” “A bit of a jolly really” – Leadership Development programmes have sometimes suffered from a bad reputation. There are lots of factors which...

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Unexpected Benefits of a Snow Day?

Many of us have had at least one Snow-day thrust upon us this week. Inconvenient for some, a delight for others, the snowy conditions can give unexpected benefits. When the snow comes down, roads become dangerous, schools close down and we can be...

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Promoting Learning Worldwide

Promoting Learning Worldwide - Salvation Way Primary School – Bombo Uganda For several years Dove Nest group have provided sponsorship support for individual children at the Salvation Way Primary School in Bombo Uganda. In January Dove...

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Generational Judgements and Leadership

Generational judgements   -  the rewards and pitfalls of working with different generations We tend to have innate optimism to think that others will agree with us about what good looks like and what constitutes a sound logical decision. On...

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Dove Nest Apprentice Levy Main Provider

Dove Nest Awarded Apprentice Levy Main Provider Status Dove Nest are proud to announce having achieved Main Provider Approval for Apprentice levy programmes in leadership and management. Dove Nest successfully passed the comprehensive supplier...

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We Never Stop Learning Dove Nest Alumni Community

We Never Stop Learning It has been said that the day you stop learning is the day your career begins to die. As a learning and development provider its not surprising that we believe that learning doesn’t stop just because the programme ends....

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Compassion at work in Uganda

Compassion at work in Uganda We love sharing stories. Sometimes, the story we share is that of individual learner on one of our programmes. Sometimes its a client story, about how they tap into their organisation’s potential. This particular...

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Developing GRIT why we need it and how to develop it

True GRIT, why we need it and how to develop it Anxiety, pace of life, smartphones, constantly checking social media, the gap between real life and idealised online lives, increasing financial instability, loneliness, social isolation, less job...

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Dove Nest Hot House for New Ideas

Hot House for New Ideas Just before Christmas, I was invited to join a two day “hot-house for new ideas” event. This was a joint event, comprising people from Dove Nest Group – experts in leadership, development and experiential learning,...

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Dove Nest Accredited by Investors in People

Dove Nest Announces Silver Accreditation Dove Nest has an ongoing commitment to developing the best in people. This principle lies at the heart of our our values and drives the solutions we deliver for clients and learners. The same principle...

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Integrating Organisational culture: why evolution and values are key to sustainable success

Integrating Organisational culture: why evolution and values are key to sustainable success What we think of culture is often very hard to define. But we all recognise our own organisation culture. So, what are the implications when we bring in...

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