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
The 2nd ever #SelfCareWeekly twitter chat took place last night and with the following question from https://twitter.com/WildFigSolns : To build in some extra context, Helen Amery who owns and runs Wild Fig Solutions was recently my first podcast guest to discuss the topics of self awareness and vulnerability and within this came up the theme of #selfcare […]Read More #SelfCareWeekly – What stops you maintaining or building your self-care habits? Main takeaways
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?
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 ….)
There is an awful lot of messaging around what the future of work could or should look like, but are we doing enough NOW to help bring any future vision to life? What personal accountability are we all taking today, to try and help move the dial on future ways of work? I ask […]Read More The Workforce of the Future
As someone that has been passionately working within the HR/L&D/OD space for only the past 3-4 years, whilst balancing this with a full time international sales role, I have had an amazing opportunity to test and apply my http://www.cipd.co.uk and personal learning , at literally every step of my development, over the past 3 years, […]Read More Continuous Improvement – The only true barrier to progress is you