Health and Well-being

Productivity – What Philip Hammond missed in the Autumn Statement

Well, I was initially delighted to hear about Philip Hammond’s announcement of a £23bn investment in “Productivity” in today’s Autumn Statement.
The Detail
I rushed home to look at the detail, only to be disappointed that it was mostly on infrastructure. It is also over 5 years, with only £2.3bn next year, rising to £7bn in […]

What’s your legacy?

This is a tough one for me.
My dear Nan
I am sitting drafting this blog in my lovely old Nan’s room at the care home. My Nan has been there for me my entire life, and always treated me like a prince. I mean that in a good way, not a precocious way. Sadly, I’m […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Health and Well-being, Purpose and Meaning|4 Comments

Controlling technology – Modern Life is Rubbish

Modern life is Rubbish as well as being the title of the 1991 Blur album, is a great way to frame how technology is playing havoc with our lives. It does have lots of great plus points, and not many of us would actually be without it, but it is having some serious impact […]

By |October 20th, 2016|Health and Well-being|0 Comments

Startup Coaching, just like Boxing?

In this article, I am going to explore how my current challenge of boxing is the perfect metaphor for a startup venture. I and many others have written before about how endurance training is like being in business, having a clear vision, and milestones and activities to get there. But as Steve Blank says, a startup is […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Health and Well-being, Lean Start-up, Purpose and Meaning|2 Comments

Is Loneliness Killing your Business?

By the time this blog is published I will have presented at an event hosted by Santander on the subject of how loneliness is crippling businesses. Yes, that’s right, loneliness, you never see that on a Business survey do you? Ask a business owner what’s holding them back, they will usually say, lack of good […]

Resilience – Overcoming my hardest challenge yet

On Sunday the 4th of September, I took on my hardest challenge yet, that would draw on all my resilience and training, the World Long Distance Duathlon Champs, in Zofingen, Switzerland. Competing for the 3rd time for my country was an absolute honour. This was the first time I did so at a world […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Health and Well-being, News, Purpose and Meaning|0 Comments

Quick and easy exercises for the office, by guest blogger, Floyd Sayers of Flomotion Studio

This article is written by friend of Yellow Brick Road and fellow wellbeing crusader, Floyd Sayers, who is the founder of Flomotion Studio in Norwich. They provide excellent stand up desks, but also provide the holistic support to get you moving the right way at work to get the maximum return on your investment.

In […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Health and Well-being|0 Comments

Stop Being Sedentary – why getting off your backside at work is so good for you

According to the awesome Tom Rath top wellbeing researcher at Gallup-Healthways and author of Eat Move Sleep and Are you fully Charged, being sedentary is one of the biggest threats to our wellbeing, especially for those in an office environment.

According to a 2014 study by the Mayo Clinic, just 2-hours sitting undoes 20 minutes of […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Health and Well-being|0 Comments

Top 10 Tips for Wellbeing

Here’s a video on Facebook, of our Founder, Ian Hacon, talking about the Top 10 Tips of Wellbeing at a recent event he spoke at, this is also a valuable insight into our Finding Yourself Programme

We hope you enjoy it!

By |June 16th, 2016|Health and Well-being|0 Comments

Leadership Lesson from the Land of Oz – How Dorothy Found her Mojo in her Tribe

When I talk to my clients about leadership, I usually refer to teams as tribes. I talk to them about making sure they have Mojo in that tribe to keep the tribe thriving. Given that my company name, Yellow Brick Road, comes from The Wizard of Oz, I thought I would base this article […]

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