The following downloads are pdf articles… enjoy!

Book Exerptsmanticore

Psychology of Influencing 2023

An excerpt from Driving Your Destiny: Taking Control of Your career and Living Goals.
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Managing Uncertainty

An excerpt from Solving Impossible Problems 2nd Edition (published 2020).

Culture – ReCulture 2021 – Imaginarium

Updated handout from CIPD Session 13th October 2021 (included some of the discussion points from the session).

Driving Your Destiny – CIPD Session

Hints, tips, models and ideas to help you drive your career…
With excerpts from Driving Your Destiny (published 2020)

And here is an edited audio/podcast of the Driving Your Destiny session (if you’d like an mp3 copy, contact us)…

Working From Home – sanity saving tips!

How to separate work from home… and go home… even when you are already at home!
An excerpt from Driving Your Destiny (published 2020)



Plugging into Purpose

Handout from the second in a trilogy of sessions about Resilience and Wellbeing.

And here is an edited MP3 audio/podcast of the session (if you’d like an mp3 copy, contact us)…

Engaging Flexibility 2021

Managing Performance & Wellbeing – Remotely & Onsite

Neurohacks – a DOSE of Happiness


Organisational Articles

How to raise the profile of HR

An article outlining practical steps for HR and Training departments to help them enhance their profile and credibility within the organisation. As seen in PEOPLE MANAGEMENT MAGAZINE 9th Nov 2006

Working at Home – A Brief Guide

Managing Remote Teams – A Brief Guide

Maximising Transfer of Learning

An article providing a seven step plan to making sure learning transfers from learning events to the workplace.

Deep Learning in Training

How can we apply ‘Deep Learning’ to training to maximise engagement? What are the consequences of ‘Flat Learning’? This article will give you examples of the difference and then how to apply ‘Deep Learning’ to make your training even more effective.

Measuring RoI for Training & Coaching

Gauging the financial success of training and coaching is not an easy task! This article discusses three different methods of setting up and measuring return on investment (RoI).

Getting People On Courses

An article providing essential tips and techniques for HR/Training departments to get staff in the organisation to want to attend training courses and then actually turn up!

Organisational Politics

An article exploring how to be more successful and progress in the workplace. Integrates models including: Coleman’s “PIE (Performance Image & Exposure)”, Scheele’s “Sustainers and Achievers”, and Baddeley and James’ “Donkey, Owl, Sheep, Fox”.

Mentoring Competencies

This paper gives an outline of our competency framework for Mentors & Mentoring, based on the European model of mentee focus development. A five phase process is discussed.

Leading Change

This article is based on our chapter from ‘Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care’ (ISBN 978-1444172355)

Goals Setting

This article is based on our chapter from ‘Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care’ (ISBN 978-1444172355)



Psychology/Language/NLP Articles


The following articles were published in Rapport magazine and Acuity Journal.

Some contain an element of NLP jargon… so feel free to mail us for an explanation!

01 Impact of Language – Joe Cheal

Does language have an impact on our psychology and physiology?

02 Mixed Articles – Joe Cheal

A mix of articles covering areas such as Dreams, Paradox, Infinity, Levels of Self, Frames and States.

03 Organisational Change

Two articles to help you understand how and why people react to change.

04 Internal Dialogue – Joe Cheal

A series of articles designed to expand your knowledge of internal dialogue and what you can do about negative self talk.

05 Distortions in Thinking – Joe Cheal

What happens to the way we think? Why are we not always as ‘correct’ as we think we might be? This set of articles will give you some ideas as to how people filter their experience. It will also help you to challenge and prevent distorted thinking.

Development of Language – Joe Cheal

How does language develop over time? What will the future hold?

Reframing Organisational Paradox – Joe Cheal

Every unresolvable problem has a paradox underneath it! Reframing is an approach to managing and resolving paradox. ‘Sleight of Mouth’ is a reframing model. Find out more…


Other Interest

The Didjeridu: A Guide – Joe Cheal

A book about the didgeridoo, including its history, mythology and how to play.