LOCALISATION – HOW OUR WORLD HAS SHRUNK

The reimposition of lockdown and the restrictions on travel both domestically and internationally, have meant that for me much of my work has been limited to being online. In a usual year I make quite a number of trips internationally and nationally for both work and pleasure. I find the journeys add significantly to my […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

INCLUSION VS EXCLUSION

During a recent webinar, we did an activity centred on the participants’ experiences of Inclusion and Exclusion and the impact it has. We then debriefed the activity and during that discussion, a participant shared her experience of exclusion and how her response to it was to walk away. I responded that she obviously had the […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

DIVERSITY IN THE ROOM

Having recently been engaged by an organisation to deliver some sessions on Cultural Intelligence, I was reminded how much diversity is always present in the room, even when it may not be overtly apparent.  With so much discourse about equity as well as the black lives matter movement that has emerged, it gave me pause […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

ADAPTION AND AGILITY

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have found myself on a very steep learning curve. The changes that have been necessitated in the way I work have required a significant shift. While at times it has been challenging and frustrating, I have grown in my understanding and use of software and utilised this […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

CHALLENGING YOUR THINKING

I have been working with a coaching client for a number of months and as a way to close off the sessions I conducted a meeting with his boss. During the meeting we were discussing harmony in the team and I asked how disagreements were dealt with. He said he didn’t like conflict and there […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

GIVING FEEDBACK

I find giving feedback is something that a lot of people struggle with. They struggle when it comes to giving constructive feedback, that helps to improve performance, and they also then forget to give feedback when it comes to positive achievements. I would like to share with you a model that I have found very […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

FEELING FLAT

“I’m feeling flat” said one of my coaching clients last week. “This is week 10 of the lockdown and the lines between my work and personal lives are getting blurred…I’m not sure I’m being effective in either of those areas”.  Are you able to relate to his sentiments? I certainly could. I responded that what […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

GRATITUDE

About 15 years ago, I attended a lecture by Dr Martin Seligman who is considered the father of positive psychology. He talked about a research project that his team had been working on which demonstrated a significant impact on mental health and wellbeing. It was the practice of gratitude which can be defined as thankful […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

REFRAMING

Many people far wiser than me have said that “control is an illusion”. I think the COVID-19 pandemic is certainly highlighting this. We have very little control of anything….what we do have though are choices on how we perceive and respond to the situation. In other words, we can’t control what happens to us, but […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss

JOY

I was sitting in my office last week after a particularly busy and stressful day of numerous Zoom calls and webinars. I looked across to the sofa to see my cat, Millie sound asleep. Under the desk, my dog, Bentley was doing exactly the same. I took a deep breath, paused, and in that moment […]

SHARE: Facebooktwitterlinkedin rss