• How to create a culture of collaboration

    This is the third in a series of blogs focusing on competition vs collaboration. In part 1, 'Competition destroys collaboration' and part 2 'What are the implications of creating internal competition?', we’ve looked at some of the pitfalls of internal competition.... Continue Reading 7th December, 2018
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  • What are the implications of creating internal competition?

    In part 1 of our blog series on competition vs collaboration, we discussed how you could inadvertently be creating negative internal competition. In part 2, we’re looking at the impact that this has on the culture of your organisation.Creating internal competition can absolutely result in a... Continue Reading 7th December, 2018
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  • Internal competition can destroy collaboration

    Competition is unquestionably important and healthy when striving for success. When we have rivals to compare ourselves to it forces us to stay focused, push for progress and seek out innovations. Think of Microsoft vs Apple, McDonald’s vs Burger King or Coca Cola vs Pepsi. Attempting to... Continue Reading 7th December, 2018
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  • What are the consequences of a misaligned leadership team?

    If an organisation has recognised that it needs to take a new strategic direction and to make bold decisions to change the default future of the organisation, the success of implementing the strategic change relies upon the wider organisation engaging with the decision, not simply complying with it... Continue Reading 7th September, 2018
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  • Why change? Your organisation’s survival is not mandatory

    Do you know what your organisation’s future looks like? Have you ever stopped to think about the trajectory of the organisation if it just continues to do what it’s currently doing and in the way you’ve always done it? Trending towards your ‘default future’... Continue Reading 6th September, 2018
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  • The secret ingredient for success

    As a learning & development trainer, it’s usually Max Brown’s job at GRA to provide others with new skills and the opportunities & confidence to put them into practice at our training centres. However, roles were reversed recently when Max spent the day learning meat butchery... Continue Reading 24th August, 2017
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  • Learn by doing – starting out as a GRA apprentice

    My name is Natalia. I have recently joined Grahame Robb Associates’ Apprenticeship Scheme at their Corporate Outdoor Learning Centre, Wokefield Estate, and I wanted to share with you my experiences since joining the programme just under a month ago.Before joining GRA, I was doing a Level 3... Continue Reading 3rd August, 2017
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  • How a 'family culture' could be holding your organisation back

    While many organisations are proud to strive for a harmonious culture that allows different personalities and work styles to thrive, this can have negative consequences when they describe the culture to be “like a family”.Although every family is different, we... Continue Reading 14th June, 2017
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  • The key to accountability – set clear expectations

    Clarity is an essential element in creating a culture of accountability. Employees need to know exactly what is expected in regards to performance and behaviour; otherwise they will certainly fall short.Yet, a study found that only 50% of employees are clear on what is expected of them. How can... Continue Reading 18th May, 2017
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  • Life as a GRA outdoor apprentice

    Dan recently joined GRA as an apprentice and we’ve asked him to share with you his experience in the first few weeks of his Level 2 Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership with GRA.I’m based at GRA’s Outdoor Leadership Centre located in the grounds of the 330-acre St. George’s... Continue Reading 12th May, 2017
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  • How to tackle workplace gossip

    I’m sure you've found yourself in a situation at work where you’re “in the zone” and then a colleague has approached you just to vent about someone else? By the time they’ve finished, you’ve lost your momentum, you feel burdened by your... Continue Reading 7th April, 2017
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  • 4 simple techniques for building resilience

    Imagine white water rafting down a fast flowing river, you’re being thrown from side to side; your raft is rising and falling, pitching and rolling – you feel sick, it’s relentless and you can’t even catch your breath. Then, you spot an eddy ahead, a placid area of water... Continue Reading 6th March, 2017
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