Saying goodbye

You’re feeling good! You have a full team. No vacant positions – yippee! Not only that, they’re all trained up, they get on together and work well. When you think of what you’ve achieved together you’re overcome with pride. Then the unthinkable happens. One of them hands in their notice, they’ve decided they need to[…]

Privileged position of manager series

Over the next few months our blogging focus will be on the privileged position of being a ‘manager’.  We’ll use the term ‘manager’ loosely to include anyone who is responsible for staff either directly or indirectly. Both Shamshad (my Associate at Trainsform) and I will be putting our heads together for this series.   We’ve[…]

Do you allow yourself to dream big? I did

The most successful people are those who have a vision of what they want in their lives. As part of my  Resilience and Wellbeing programme, participants work on setting action plans to make their visions a reality. But without that first step set in the right direction, we could end up anywhere, and many of[…]

The view from an open mind is breath taking

Our ideas and positions about particular issues are developed through our past experiences and knowledge. Though carefully considered and relevant at the time they were set, these views can become blocks. We need to be careful that we don’t become confined by views we have about ourselves, our staff or the world around us.  I[…]