Always Look on the Bright Side… | Beverley McMaster | #LetsResetNormal

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London, UK  Let me start by acknowledging I have much to be grateful for! Despite this, when I learned that schools were going to be shut the sense of heavy greyness was palpable. This was going to mean noise, mess, interruption. And the constant battle, oh this was the biggest, with getting them off their […]

Mind-Body Connection to Overcome this Challenging Time | Tim Exeter | #LetsResetNormal

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Tim Exeter has worked with elite sportspeople Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Steve Thompson, Ben Cohen, Matt Dawson, Brendon Hartley and Carlos Takam. From Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Everyone is talking about how this situation will change how business works and a new way of working will emerge. I hope likewise that people think about their personal […]

Leadership and Discretionary Effort | David Picton | #LetsResetNormal

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Oakley, United Kingdom Leadership in Lockdown Easing off my knees, I finished another prayer to live – to see my baby girls grow up, hold my wife again, drink tea with my mum and dad, have a beer with my brother. Pushing through canvas tent flaps into a desert sunset, I primed myself to brief […]

Layers of Complexity | V. Abson | #LetsResetNormal

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Birmingham, United Kingdom I run a small business and have been listening avidly to the news about the coronavirus over recent weeks.   My initial thoughts were about ‘What would this mean for me and my clients’.  How can I support them?  How can I transition my work to an online service?  Then I had […]

Why Should We ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ | Stewart Hill | #LetsResetNormal

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Former British Army officer, now a professional speaker, Derby, United Kingdom  It is clear that COVID-19 has created a lot of instability and threats around the world. We are threatened on many levels: businesses, organisations, schools, individuals, our social environment. These will be very difficult times for a lot of people; stress levels and anxiety […]

A Swiss Perspective | Sophia Scokalo | #LetsResetNormal

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View of a teenager living in Switzerland Remember when we were young, we would get sent to our rooms when we got into trouble? When we got older, we came to enjoy the personal space, and our parents might have struggled to get us out of our rooms. Now, we are all sitting at home, […]

The Perfect Imbalance | Jeff Weigh | #LetsResetNormal

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Chester, United Kingdom Prior to finding ourselves on lockdown and in these unprecedented times, 40% of people were already feeling isolated at work (Harvard Business Review). The pressure of work and fitting everything in has been increasing for some time. In recent years the spotlight has been focusing on areas such as employee engagement, wellbeing […]

Dealing with the Unknown in Times of Change | Andy Matheson | #LetsResetNormal

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom Helen worked in an office and the place was alive with people. There was a buzz as colleagues collided in corridors and coffee was consumed over smiles and conversation. She spent nearly eight hours a day in this environment and, when she added her commute, she found a large percentage of her […]

A Mother’s Reflection on Acceptance | Deana Peng | #LetsResetNormal

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Tokyo, Japan While I was cooking dinner on 24 March, my mind was mostly thinking about what I would like to share as my coronavirus experience reflection. As I finished washing the dinner plates and settled myself down with my laptop, breaking news popped up on every screen I have at home. The Tokyo Governor […]

Shopping | Trevor Hoyle | #LetsResetNormal

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United Kingdom The weekend just gone, we were going to town so I accompanied my wife to the supermarket (and I don’t usually do the supermarket shop). We arrived, it wasn’t too bad, we walked up and down the aisles. Obviously, quite a few shelves were empty, no toilet roll, no pasta, no rice or […]