I was a little amused seeing the above description of connection and how it differed in meaning with North America ! gun problem? …….never! I observed something really interesting (to me!) last week. Whilst travelling into central London on the train last week, the Thameslink train was totally, 100% rammed! Standing room only, hot and […]Read More Connection
I have been becoming increasingly frustrated at the ‘throw -away’ nature for those most human of skills such as communication, listening, collaboration, problem solving, creativity etc under the phrase ‘soft skills.’ I was reminded of this when listening to the most excellent talk between Kelly Swingler and Vicky Holdworth this evening: At a time of […]Read More “Soft Skills” …..It’s time for a mindset shift & refocusing of language
I have been battling (with myself!) for some time to collate my thoughts, feelings & passions into an easy to communicate medium and I am hoping that this blog captures that in the first instance. I would greatly appreciate any and all feedback, especially from those who have their own story or thoughts, positive and […]Read More An introduction to the SGEW model of personal & organisational development
DISCLAIMER The following is my own point of view with little evidence or fact (@JoKandola would tell me off!). It is an opinion piece, but one that I am passionately trying to discuss/review Context This will be a short blog, but I wanted to propagate a discussion following that which I joined via #HRHour very […]Read More Strengths-based leadership – Does this make leadership more human?
What is Bullying? According to the Oxford English dictionary: What I find most interesting is the paradox between this definition of a bully being someone that targets people that they perceive to be vulnerable (weak in this context), yet I and so many others right now are talking about the power of being vulnerable i.e. […]Read More Bullying – It has to stop!
When reviewing and reflecting on my personal learning & development journey over the past 2 years in particular yesterday I was drawn back to the 5 dysfunctions of a team model from Patrick Lencioni. I wanted to share my reflections and seek feedback from anyone that may be interested and thus invite you to reflect […]Read More 5 Dysfunctions of the workplace (but we are on the mend ….)
Before reading the book Deliberately Developmental Organisations 18 months ago, I was unaware of NextJump. I had the pleasure of attending a NextJump culture tour in London on Friday 26th Jan 2018. When deciding whether or not I should write a blog as a superb review of NextJump and their culture has already been done […]Read More NextJump …….. next level