Author Archives: John Thurlbeck

How To Actually Connect That Will Help Your Communication

The primary difference between dialogue and skilful discussion involves intention. In dialogue, you may be exploring a topic or seeking some discovery or insight. Often, in a discussion, its purpose revolves around making a decision or reaching some form of agreement, … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #27

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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How to make your goals for 2017 SMARTER here

Last year I applied Michael Hyatt’s Best Year Ever method to my personal goal setting. It was the first time I had written down my personal goals correctly. I found the exercise challenging and exciting. And my end of year review last … Continue reading

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How to avoid the Titanic effect here in 2017!

I believe that leaders at all levels need to ensure positive relationships within the workplace! When they work well, such relationships enable much more productive and useful work, more fulfilling workplaces, and better outcomes for both staff and clients. When … Continue reading

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How to spread joy and goodwill for an amazing 2017?

As we move towards the end of the year, people are typically reflecting on the year past and thinking through their plans for the new year. Often the outcomes can be mixed, so I wondered how I might help you … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from The Freedom Trail – #26

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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2016 your best year ever? How to improve in 2017?

In 2016 I applied Michael Hyatt’s Best Year Ever approach to my goal setting for the first time.  I’ve had a brilliant year, though not exactly my best year ever. So, there are still lessons to learn to make next year … Continue reading

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40 Leadership Lessons from the Freedom Trail – #25

On the 31st August 2013, Lesley, my wife and soulmate, retired after 35 years teaching in secondary schools. Two days later, as planned, we set off for a magical celebratory holiday, taking in New York, California and Oregon. Our trip … Continue reading

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How to be amazingly happy? Here, try this!

I am a massive fan of #Frank Sonnenberg. I love his approach, his thinking and his content, and I would highly recommend following him through social media. A year or so ago, he published a piece called “Moral Character is … Continue reading

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How to Say No Graciously, Manage Your Life Here!

I recently read a brilliant book titled “Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” by Greg McKeown. I highly recommend it to all who want to remove the trivia in their lives and focus on what matters. In this post, I … Continue reading

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