Author Archive | Anne Riches

It’s Not Fair

How many times have you said: ‘it’s not fair’? How many times have you heard others say it? How does it make you feel when you sense injustice? How does it impact your energy and commitment levels? What impact do you think it could have on an employee’s level of engagement with their employer? Neuroscientists […]

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Still Crazy After All These Years

Fear is an essential component of our survival mechanism. When we are frightened, our amygdalae become more active and lay down extra memories, richer and denser memories – as part of their way of building up our protective instincts. We need to be able to consciously deal with irrational fears – because our amygdala doesn’t […]

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So Close and Then We Blow It

One of the key distinguishing features of great sports champions, great managers and leaders, great colleagues and great friends is that they can hold it together under pressure. They can be relied on to hold their nerve, hold on and persevere to the end of the race, the challenge, the game. How do they do […]

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Rethinking Resistance

Do your employees like change? When I ask this question of participants in my people management workshops, the answer is almost overwhelmingly no. But when I ask part two of the question: do YOU like change – the answer is usually overwhelmingly yes! Isn’t that curious? What happens when you become the boss? Do you […]

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Walk Your Talk or Lose Your Job

“What they say and what they do are two different things.” How many times have you said this yourself or heard others say it about some managers? It always reminds me of the times I got confused and irritated when my mother used to say to me “Do as I say not as I do!” […]

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