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
As I am in Chicago on business all week, @hanszures kindly agreed to step in and facilitate discussions and wow, didn’t she do an awesome job. To my utter amazement, Steve Browne commented on a link – https://www.reflektive.com/blog/twitter-hr-leaders/ – that references our #SelfCareWeekly twitter chat is recommended by Reflektive – a very kind gesture and thanks […]Read More #SelfCareWeekly blog – #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
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!
Yesterday saw Helens (https://twitter.com/WildFigSolns) first Learn, Connect, Do of 2018 with the excellent support of Janice Keyes (https://twitter.com/janicekeyes) from Mind over Matter Coaching. The event took place in the very cool & funky PKF Cooper Parry East Midlands office https://twitter.com/PKFCooper_Parry who are ranked as one of the top 100 companies to work for, and on face value, […]Read More March 2018 Learn, Connect, Do event on ‘Self care’
Without wanting to disclose too much as everyone needs and I really mean needs, to read this book, I felt compelled to share my thoughts as it has come at the most opportune time for me personally. I was made aware of Nilofer Merchant https://twitter.com/nilofer by the awesome https://twitter.com/PerryTimms a few months ago, however was offered […]Read More “The Power of Onlyness” – Unique book title, next generation thinking