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Andy Cope

Andy Cope is the author of the famous Spy Dog books, a trainer and keynote speaker. He is an expert in positive psychology and happiness, which led him to develop The Art of Being Brilliant. This is delivered in various forms as workshops for businesses, conferences, teachers and teenagers. It has also informed the thinking behind his brilliant books.

Click here to listen in on Andy’s podcast with Pivotal Education - ‘Being Brilliant!’.

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Publications by Andy Cope

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teacher

Teaching is an art; with the right techniques, guidance, skills…

The Art of Being a Brilliant NQT

Everything a NQT always wanted to know about starting their…

The Art of Being a Brilliant Middle Leader

The Art of Being a Brilliant Middle Leader by Gary…

The Art of Being A Brilliant Primary Teacher

On a good day, being a primary school teacher is…

The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant

The Art of Being a Brilliant Classroom Assistant is a…

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Andy talks to Jamie Smart on our April Podcast!

April 18 2019

In this episode Andy talks to one of his heroes, Jamie Smart. Jamie is a Sunday Times Bestselling author and keynote speaker.

Andy talks to Jamie about his journey from stressed out IT project manager, to an international author and Guru of NLP, Positive Psychology and the 3 Principles.

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Buy Jamie's best selling book, Clarity

Come and join the Art of Brilliance at the UK's only Happiness Festival!

Have a read of Andy's latest book, the Little Book of Being Brilliant

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Leadership Dominos

March 14 2019

‘Leadership’ versus ‘management’ is a debate that’s been raging for a long time. The truth? They overlap. It’s messy.

The reason this debate has got a little tired is because we have been asking the wrong questions.

Try starting from here: Why does anyone work for their boss? And, why does anyone follow a leader?

Of course, you already know the answers. We work for our boss because we HAVE to. But when we work for someone purely because we have to we end up watching the clock, doing the minimum and getting by.

But the leader is different. We follow a leader because we CHOOSE to – and when we choose to follow someone, we give them our all. Brilliance is simply ‘built in’.

So ‘choice’ is what sets managers and leaders apart. We work for a boss because we HAVE to – and we follow a leader because we CHOOSE to.

And this leads us to an even better question: how do you become the leader that your people choose to follow?

The answer is actually quite simple. Recognise that it starts with you. Who do you need to be? How do you need to behave? What impact do you need to have? Who can help you?

The more time you spend thinking and acting on these questions, the better leader you will become. You being yourself brilliantly is the first domino to topple… the rest will fall into line; the more your team will give…. the more your team will perform…. the better the results… the happier they will be…. the happier you will be… the more difference you make to the world around you…

Everybody wins.

Peter Anderton TEDx speaker and Art of Brill leadership trainer

If you are looking for more – we run a fantastic 3 day leadership programme at the Champneys Springs Spa in Leicestershire on April 9-10 and May 22. The perfect place to reflect and renew! (dressing gowns not obligatory) Check it and future dates out on our events page

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