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Answers on a postcard

Posted on: October 18th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

  We’ve just taken delivery of a fresh batch of Collaboration Cards; this is our most up to date version. In the summer we worked with a small team of people who wanted to have more impact through their work. To set the scene for working together, we used the Collaboration Cards to make agreements […]

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Straight Talking with Team Talk

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

It can be difficult to get people to talk sometimes, especially about what really matters most to them at work. Games can make it easier to talk. A good board game reminds us of rainy caravan holidays when we were children. It was easy to forget the rain and become immersed in the roll of […]

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Grasping Talent

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

You might work in a business sector that has a huge pool of talent to choose from. That’s lucky! Or you might be so niche that the pool is more of a murky puddle. Whatever the circumstances you find yourself in, you’ll want to recruit the very best person available. You’ll want to be confident […]

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Work out loud because……

no hear no see no speak
Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

          …It’s BRAVE …It’s shows VULNERABILITY …It’s makes progress happen FASTER …It let’s people see the LINK between their work and yours …It encourages FEEDBACK …It prevents you from heading too far along the WRONG PATH …It gets you through your PERFECTIONIST tendencies …It stops you getting STUCK …It shows HUMILITY …It […]

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Energising Teams with a Team Boost

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

When time is short but you want to do something to get your team to stop and think about how they are at working together, then it’s the fast and furious Team Boost event that can create the conditions for high quality reflection and refocus your team, energising them to achieve peak performance. Whether a […]

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Getting Customer Feedback Early

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

What normally happens…. Do we think that we know best? Or do we test?     “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”       Henry Ford * Whether Ford actually said this or not, the quote suggests people don’t know what they want, leading us to […]

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Shut Up & Listen

Posted on: April 30th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

Could you create a Listening Post? Being part of a community of people professionals, this is a shout out to everyone of you who considers themselves to be a good listener…there are plenty of you!! It’s soon to be Mental Health Awareness week (starting 8th May). I’ve been involved in a conversation today about setting up […]

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Every day’s a learning day, how does collaboration fit in?

every day's a learning day
Posted on: April 10th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

I’m very happy with the premise that every day can be a learning day, very happy. But does the learning happen accidentally or deliberately and what are the conditions that I put in place for myself to make sure that every day truly is a learning day? And where does collaboration fit in? I feel […]

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CIPD Northern Area Partnership Conference 2017

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

This month we’re getting ready to take part in the CIPD Northern Area Partnership Conference 2017, and it doesn’t happen until June!   This is what we’ll be up to…… #F9 Collaboration: it’s a team game and you’re a player. Here are the rules! Only attend this session if you are curious about how you […]

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Celebrating 10 Years of Clear Thinking

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

It’s a special day for us today as we celebrate 10 fantastic years of The Clear Thinking Partnership. We want to say “thank you” to everyone who has been part of the last 10 years….it’s flown by! We’ve been privileged to work with so many people in so many different ways; it’s been an absolute […]

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