Open for Business?

The open plan office is a familiar scene in modern business; in fact up to 70% of offices now have an open plan design. The idea was first conceived in Hamburg, Germany in the late nineteen-fifties by two brothers working for an office–furniture company; the idea to increase communication and reduce the emphasis on status. The new layout began to spread, with American and European …

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A South African Odyssey

Kevin Lawrence and Mark Aspinall have recently returned from an inspirational experience in South Africa where they undertook a reconnaissance trip to KwaZulu Natal, a place with an incredibly rich heritage, outstanding natural beauty, and the home of our new Leadership Development Learning Expeditions. Following this trip we are able to offer completely bespoke leadership development safaris and learning corporate expeditions.  One of our core …

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Body language: what lies beneath speech?

Research suggests that body language accounts for between 50 and 70% of all communication. Leadership training and management training recognise this and can help people to capitalise on their nonverbal communication. Body language is the unconscious communication that underlies our conscious spoken interactions. The impact and importance of this is often overlooked for that very reason – it’s an unconscious process. To become aware of …

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