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The Simple Act of Kindness

"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always." Anon This kindness quote resonates with me. A close family member recently lost her son, aged 25. She and her family are devastated. This is a private loss. The family of cricketer Phil Hughes suffered the same [...]

Creating Resilience

Connected + Secure + Valued = Resilient What has this equation got to do with you? Take a look in your wallet, purse or bag and you will see that the equation has a lot to do with you.  What can you find in there to symbolise that you are connected, secure or valued? Maybe it is your [...]

Jumping To Conclusions – When Unconscious Biases Get In The Way

Last week I was reading an old article that I found on the Harvard Business Review’s website called “How (Un)ethical Are You” by Dr Banaji and her peers. The article suggests that all of us are innately governed by our biases and our skewed perceptions of the world, and even if we strive [...]

Accelerated Learning

Almost 20 years ago I studied with the then world leader of Accelerated Learning Mr Eric Jensen.  As a conventional L & D consultant, I was fascinated by the revolutionary thinking he brought to the table.   How structure and ritual, coupled with multiple intelligences could dramatically [...]

Mindfulness: Nothing to do with a mind that’s full

This guest blog post is from Sarah Salkild, Co-Program Director, Women In Leadership Mentoring Program at STW Group and Director of People & Culture at The White Agency. We're sure you'll enjoy her insightful blog: Everyone’s talking about mindfulness. Well, the “everyone” that [...]

Sharpening up the Focus – why it is important to enjoy your working life.

My best friend just got diagnosed with Melanoma. Tumultuous!  What an emotional roller coaster.  Kubler Ross' 5 stages of grief kicked in huge denial – they must have made a mistake, followed by anger – lashing out at anything that moves (drivers beware!), into bargaining now – if we get [...]

Leadership makes or breaks toxic cultures

Steve Jobs once said: “A fish rots from the head down”. The profoundness of this statement would not have been lost on Greg Smith, who at the time was probably slogging through his second year of trading in the Lower Manhattan offices of Goldman Sachs. From what he writes in his book ‘Why [...]

Are you wise?

Wise men say ... Often we are more than able to impart wisdom to others yet, when we realise the importance of our sage advice for the benefit of others, on reflection it comes to pass that we're not so crash hot on the topic / insight / observation ourselves! And this is worth thinking [...]