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
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?
The inaugural #SelfCareWeekly chat happened on Tues 24th April 2018. The first question was as follows: The idea for this chat came from a highly engaging and reflective #LearnConnectDo led by Helen Amery https://twitter.com/WildFigSolns & Janice Keyes https://twitter.com/janicekeyes in March of this year (the blog from that event can be found here: https://valuethroughvulnerability.com/2018/03/16/march-2018-learn-connect-do-on-self-care/ What is self-care? […]Read More #SelfCareWeekly – The start of some regular mental downtime for all of us as individuals..??
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!