Hormones United – Featured Article by Liam Drew

Bone as an endochrine organ. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cancellous bone tissue. Photo by Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library A blog by Luke Thomas Director of Spring.  (4 minute read + Optional Link Article reference of 4100 words) Spring...

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Just Keep Swimming

Today I struggled to get motivated.  I had lots on my list to get done including some big decisions.  My purpose and reasoning behind the list was clear - I just didn't feel like it and wanted to kick back, not to mention avoid making the decisions.  Sometimes that...

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Be More Pirate

Forget everything you thought you knew about pirates. Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff Allende is a book that I first came across on Blinkist.  (If you haven’t come across this app you might like to look it up)  After listening to the blinks there, I got the full book...

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The right and wrong of it – Binary Thinking

The definition of Binary:  Adjective. Relating to, composed of, or involving two things. "That’s such a binary way of thinking.” “You’re approaching this in a binary way - it’s not that black and white.” “We need to speed up and get some cut through on decision-making...

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Blog 2 of 2: A Story of Myth-Busting ROI in L&D

A blog by Luke Thomas of Spring In order to make the most of reading this blog, it will definitely make sense to have read Part 1 first, for the context & foundation on which this second blog post builds and extends the conversation.  Click here to read the first...

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Blog 1 of 2: A Story of Myth-Busting ROI in L&D

In 1992, and inspired by the BBC’s Simon King, a 15-year-old Luke Thomas was determined to become a wildlife film cameraman. Turned out though, that the BBC had a policy of only letting 18-year-olds do work experience – when I asked why, they couldn’t give me a...

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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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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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