FILM ALERT: Don’t be Groundhog Day

Yesterday was a good day. It was the unawards in a cinema that saw prizes given in 18 categories to an audience of 140.

We gave out the prizes and then mopped up the disappointment of those who missed out with a film. ‘Groundhog Day’ was the main feature. This is a story of a man in the media forced to live his life over and over until he changes his ways.

Chatting to people over lunch afterwards it seemed the choice of film echoed a strand in people’s professional lives.

Every day people fight to get good things done.

Which is why getting out of the office, learning and above all talking to people are so important. Be reminded it’s them. Not you.

And every day while you’re in the office do one small thing better or differently. It doesn’t even have to be big.

In six months time you’ll look back where you came from and be amazed at how far you’ve come.

I’m and @danslee. Shout if I can help.

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  1. I used to use that phrase all the time in my last job ‘it’s groundhog day again’ when it just felt like I was going round in circles and fighting the same old battles. I used to blame ‘them’, then I started looking at myself instead and thinking what am I doing to contribute to this impasse – and I realised I was just as much to blame, so I started taking a different approach with people (more meet in the middle than demand they come over to my way of thinking) and hey presto it worked! Foes became BFFs and everyone was much happier (well, nearly everyone…there’s always one awkward person….)

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