Entries by Trav

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Developing a Growth Mindset – Some Tips on How

Applying growth mindset theory to our lives can be a challenge but in my opinion, there is no area that it is required more than in young people as they navigate their early experiences of learning and development of their work ethic and self esteem. Many people with unknown potential limit their learning and opportunities […]


Nursery Rhymes Have Gone Bad

“Baa Baa Black Sheep”  ………. We all know the nursery rhyme.  But apparently some nursery rhymes have gone bad and are not appropriate for this generation.  How do we refer to a “black sheep” in any other way?  Are the colours of the colour wheel now debunked due to the need to not offend anyone?  […]


Keeping it Simple

In a world where availability of ideas and information isn’t a problem, the skill it seems is keeping the right things in the forefront of your mind rather than suffering or succumbing to, information overload.  Over the course of a day recently, I had 3 meetings.  I was reminded of 4 simple yet powerful bits […]

Protect Kids at Their Peril

A couple of weekends ago, for the Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, my youngest daughter was asked to contribute by being interviewed about her illness. She has been going to the kids hospital from about the age of 9 weeks, first for an unformed hip and then later from about the age of 4 and […]

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Embrace the Chaos

The greatest thing I learnt whilst working for a commercial printer a few years back was to embrace the chaos as we were implementing change and seeking greater efficiency. It was only as we were prepared to push “how it was always done” and embrace the chaos as we sort to do things differently, that […]