Yawning and other matters

On a regular basis, Luke Thomas of Spring sends out a collection of blogs, podcasts, book recommendations and articles by email.  If you're not on the mailing list, then you can sign up by dropping us an email to changemakers@spring.uk.com and we'll add you on.  If...

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Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

Or... Present You taking a hit, to help out Future You. When I first read the blog entitled 'Self Control is Just Empathy With Your Future Self' by Ed Yong, it got all sorts of ideas buzzing around in my head.  Just the title itself is enough to inspire a book!  I've...

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How to turn small talk into smart conversation

Tips from a comedian and a journalist on the art of going from small talk to big ideas – all summer long. One afternoon, an article caught my eye on Twitter – all while procrastinating on writing a blog and giving myself a hard time about how I could choose some...

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Hygge, Hoo-gah, Downtime

My Mum bought me this book for Christmas – maybe she was trying to tell me something? If you haven’t come across the word Hygge before, then let me introduce you.  It’s Danish and for those of you wanting to be particularly on trend you can learn how to pronounce it...

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Peek into Michelle Mone’s Personal Goals

Today, September 1st, is the first day of Autumn.  I spotted a tweet by Michelle Mone, you can find her here @MichelleMone The tweet was about her Personal Goals for the next 4 months.  She has a very open approach to sharing on social media; what she's doing,...

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One Marble at a Time

A Blog by Luke Thomas - Performance Coach & Director of Spring Trust is something that has intrigued and frustrated me in equal measure so far this year. It’s a recurring theme in family relationships, organisational culture and especially teams, but of course,...

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Premier Inn…I take it back

“Premier Inn… I take it back.” You have reframed my thinking both for myself and for some clients I’ve been working with lately. Let me explain – it’s a great example of how our mental habits can hold us back day-to-day.

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Our top six coaching, performance, and leadership blog posts

I've been reviewing the last few years' worth of blog posts, and it's been a useful and illuminating exercise. So, here's my Top 6 favourite blogs on coaching, performance, leadership and teamwork   1. Innovate or Stagnate: Nothing in between! Written and posted back...

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How Concorde challenged creativity & coaching concepts

I was on a BA flight returning from the incredible World Business Forum recently, and got chatting to the cabin crew.  I had taken this photo above, whilst in New York.  If you look, you can spot Concorde nestled in the bottom left-hand corner, it had caught my eye...

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School Playgrounds & Life Lessons

The Spring Coaching Blog has been a bit sparse recently, but for good reasons – a house move in the Summer, family time off, some very exciting new clients and a new school for my daughter.  Those are my excuses anyway. I was bursting with pride as she confidently...

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6 Tops Tips for High Impact ‘Live’ Coaching

A guest blog by Luke Thomas of Spring for Octopus HR.   "You'll undermine and embarrass me in front of my team" "I need time to reflect and practice this more first" "Today isn't a typical day and this just isn't natural with you being here!" "You don't understand my...

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Brain Food & New Faces

Click on the image below for our June Newsletter by Luke Thomas, Performance Coach & Director of Spring.  It's an exciting year - take a...

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4 ways to increase your people’s performance

A blog by Luke Thomas, Performance Coach & Director of Spring Photo from the Williams F1 Centre, Grove, Oxfordshire  1. Change something… anything! Boredom can set-in for everyone at times – no matter how varied or interesting their role might be.  Find ways of...

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You’ve got to have something bigger

A blog by Luke Thomas, Performance Coach & Director of Spring “You’ve got to have something bigger” Unless you’ve been under a rock somewhere for the past few years, you’ll have seen the success of British elite cyclists culminating in the 2012 Olympics and the Tour...

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