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October 26, 2019

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got” - Henry Ford

The subject of personal psychological resilience has fascinated me for years; indeed, I wrote my dissertation on it. Resilience is notoriously difficult to pin down in wo...

June 9, 2019

This post is 400 words long, a typical length for this and many other blogs. The price of words is not the same everywhere, however: 200 words in a handwritten letter is perfunctory; in an email, unexceptional; in an instant message, overwhelming. On the small screen,...

March 3, 2019

It's the time of year when many organisations take stock of the twelve months that have passed and look ahead to the next. Budgets are set, objectives distributed, and reviews take place in all directions - upwards, downwards and even 360 degrees around.

In this month's...

January 5, 2019

The New Year is viewed by many as an opportunity for a fresh start, and a fresh start seems synonymous with a new challenge: finally, we will join that gym class, learn that language, start that enterprise. Sadly, we also know that most resolutions falter before the en...

October 28, 2018

This month's featured video features a professional poker player's take on decision-making:

Among the points Liv makes is that the popular image of poker as a game of hunches and bluff is no longer the full picture. Elite players develop a very refined understanding of...

July 7, 2018

Being an evidence-based organisation demands that the latest research and practical experience is taken on board; the launch of gameAhead provided the perfect opportunity to review and update our existing game-based workshops. “Kings and Queens”, our chess-based thinki...

June 23, 2018

Man is born free and everywhere is in chains.” Rousseau's famous declaration highlighted its time's brutal contrast between the lofty aspirations of the Enlightenment and the harsh reality on the ground. Today, personal liberty, autonomy and empowerment are considered...

April 29, 2018

Today sees the launch of our new game-based workshop, gameAhead! Games have been a key part of Beyond the Board's training from very beginning, and we've now taken all that we've learnt to produce a compact, fun and compelling way to tap your team's potential.

Please he...

April 29, 2018

To find meaning in seemingly joyless work can be a daunting task. Feeling stuck in a rut, and finding the time spent at work a chore instead of a challenge, we may become unfocused, demotivated and even bitter towards our colleagues and managers. Considering that a ful...

March 13, 2018

The architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller once said:

“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking”

Humans are naturally social creatures. We crave c...

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