What day is it?

working week

Is it coming up to the weekend, is it the weekend, or have I missed the weekend? Am I the only one that temporarily forgets which day of the working week it is? While in general terms the working population is now spilt into key and essential workers who are rushed off their feet and,…

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Working from home, how productive have I been?

Working from home

After reflecting on working from home over the past 3 weeks I started to think, how productive have I been? I am torn with my initial answer, and really needed to think about what I have achieved, as a natural task-orientated individual I had to look past the normal completed activities and look at the…

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Have you ever noticed that sometimes in life, be it in business or sport, it is not the most talented that win or rise to the top? It is those who had the self-discipline to keep persevering, continue learning, fine-tuning and not giving up. While the current business environment is incredibly challenging, and most of…

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Reaching your Peak Performance When it Matters

Performance

As we reach the final month of the financial year, we understand the importance of raising our performance and our will to succeed. We can liken it to the teams playing in the current Six Nations Rugby Championships – players train hard to succeed at club level rugby all season, but with the final goal…

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EQ or IQ? Which is more important?

EQ or IQ

GMD is delighted to be working with Dr Mark Pegg from Ashridge Executive Education, on a number of learning initiatives around Emotional Intelligence, Wellbeing and Mental Health awareness within the workplace, here are his thoughts around IQ vs, EQ. One of the joys of working in learning and development and business at the same time…

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Are your New Year’s Resolutions Resilient?

New Year's Resolutions

New Year, New You? As we approach the end of the first month of 2020, it is a good time for reflection and especially time to look at how the resolutions that many of us have made have held fast. For hundreds, if not thousands of years now, people have used the beginning of a…

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2020 The Power behind Electric Vehicle Technology

Electric Vehicle

While there has been an acceleration in the advancement of smartphone technology, smart homes, electric vehicles and even smart wearables, they are all still limited by one thing – power. The limitations of the lithium-ion battery has meant that battery technology has not advanced in decades, but it seems that now as we enter a…

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The Acceleration of Electrification

Electric Vehicle

Believe it or not, the first electric vehicle was made in 1884. However, the high cost, low top speed and short-range meant that the more reliable internal combustion engine quickly took over. It wasn’t until the beginning of the 21st century that with increased concern over the environmental impact of the emissions from petrol and…

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