Noggin Blog

10
Apr

Introducing Catalyst Clara!

Back in October we wrote to you with our very first electronic update (ok, newsletter). In that email we invited you to participate in Noggin’s newly updated “Catalyst” diagnostic tool. As everyone knows, there’s genius in such bold steps, and as such we wanted to share the outcomes with you. We had a great take up – more than we

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6
Feb

Behaviour of the month: Over-dramatic.

Here’s what has popped up for us this month. It’s always intriguing how, in the midst of a Catalyst diagnostic feedback session, individuals can sometimes unconsciously begin modelling the very behaviours that have been diagnosed through their 360’s. In a recent example of this, I was left intrigued by a delegate’s actions in claiming her feedback report. Stood in the

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4
Jan

“Dry January” – never

There is a lot of talk about your relationship with alcohol at this time of year so I’m going to let you into a secret…… Of the relationship I have with alcohol and how it relates to our clients… This will come as no surprise to some… I won’t be having a dry January, and here at Noggin we are

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1
Aug

Ten signs you’re a left-brainer

You see complexity as something to be solved, rather than something to accept. You believe technology is here to help us have fewer conversations. You use Microsoft excel in multiple areas, or every area, of your life. You believe technology is here to make everything easier. You prefer questions with yes/no answers. You have a Sudokhu app on your smartphone.

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10
Jul

Noggin: an organizational Corpus Callosum

It’s one thing getting to know ourselves on trainings, away days and company retreats. Or maybe we ‘go deep’ on a yoga holiday and feel refreshed by opening up, to ourselves and to others, in a new way. But what about landing back in the real world? In the workplace? Around our families? Our siblings? Staying in touch with ourselves

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2
Jun

EQ3 & our CEO’s first driving lesson

We’re going to stick our necks out and say something radical and revolutionary: It’s not about emotional intelligence. To succeed in the world we are shaping, knowing about emotions and relationships isn’t enough. Emotional intelligence might suffice in a theory exam, but in today’s complex relational landscape we need to move beyond popular psychology.  We’ve got to have emotions and

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21
Mar

Emotional Competence for Millennials: 3 ways to make them ‘Ready for Anything’

As more and more millennials enter the employment market it’s natural that organisations begin to rise to the challenge of attracting and retaining the best of them. It also follows that many millennial’s will start to occupy the management ranks within organisations and find themselves on the front line with people to lead. But if you were to ask a

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21
Nov

3 Steps to Mentoring Nirvana (and the last step is the most important!).

3 Steps to Mentoring Nirvana (and the last step is the most important!). On Nov 9th we ran a mentoring event at the Soho hotel in London to showcase our approach to getting the most from your mentoring programmes. Thanks to all those who came along to make it a great success, and sorry to those who couldn’t make it.

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20
Oct

Don’t be a Trump: Reflections on the final Presidential Debate

Don’t be a Trump: Reflections on the final Presidential Debate After last weeks presidential debate we gave you a loose evaluation on how we thought the candidates got on. We used our ABC model for emotional competence to offer our sense on how each candidate left their audience feeling. Having watched last night’s we noticed something else. Reflecting on Donald

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10
Oct

3 Things Presidential Candidates Ignore at their Peril

3 Things Presidential Candidates Ignore at their Peril As you probably noticed, at the end of our last blog, we gave an inadvertent reference away to Bill Clinton and our slight obsession with the US presidential race. It should come as no surprise then that today we want to talk about the debates. Here at Noggin, we are passionate about

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