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Why there needs to be an I in Team

I first heard the phrase “there is no I in TEAM” during my graduate training. The sentiment has followed me throughout my career, popping up in presentations and training sessions. Whilst well intentioned, I think at best its misguided and at worst altogether wrong. A quick internet search tells us that whilst the precise origins of the phrase are unclear it first appeared in newspaper print in the early 1960s. It’s likely that it had its roots in sports, where there is a mantra that there is no one player that is bigger than the team.

Article by 15 December 2020


Flying? Breathe Easy

People are returning to the airways and simultaneously asking questions about the risk of COVID-19 infection from flying in an enclosed aircraft with a cabin full of strangers. Former pilot, medical services officer in the 101st Airborne Division, Navy SEAL, and world traveler, Matt Napiltonia, weighs in with what people need to know in his 650-word column "Flying? Breathe Easy."

Article by 10 December 2020


Could this pandemic hold a small silver lining for employees?

In March this year, the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world of work upside down. As our typical schedules fell to dust, employees globally looked to their organisations for support, reassurance and information. But what were they met with? According to the reports that followed, some employers were quick to adopt new ways of working and to introduce measures to support staff, while others struggled to adapt. Some people working from home relished their newfound freedom, while others worried about their productivity and suffered with disengagement and fatigue.

Article by 3 December 2020