How To Achieve a Micro-Action Mindset
How to achieve a micro-action mindset… It’s quite normal to set ourselves goals and within a short space of time forget them or find they haven’t be achievable. Why does this happen? Most of the time we’ve tried to achieve too much, too quickly. Science has shown that a simple solution is to break down milestone targets […]
A human-to-human approach for reducing Bullying & Harassment at work
The prevalence of bullying in the workplace is rising, and there are likely a number of reasons that this is the case. One reason could be due to people feeling more able and empowered to report bullying and harassment. Another is that some managers are struggling with higher levels of diversity in the workplace (be […]
Three Positive Ways to Buffer Brexit Uncertainties for People in the Insurance Industry
“When we focus on ourselves, our world contracts as our problems and preoccupations loom large. But when we focus on others, our world expands.” Daniel Goleman Uncertainty continues to reign in the UK, and this is having a particularly negative influence on people in the insurance industry. Most large insurance companies have strong international links […]
How can Psychological Capital empower people to be their best?
Psychological Capital is a brilliant way to foster really great performance and wellbeing for ourselves, and to empower others to do the same. So, what is it and how can we develop it in our workplace? Psychological Capital (or ‘PsyCap’) looks at how positively we view situations, ourselves and success. It is considered a ‘positive […]
Wellbeing at Work: Applying the PERMA model of Psychological Wellbeing
Wellbeing in the workplace: a challenge and an opportunity. We’ll be discussing how the PERMA model of Psychological Wellbeing can be applied. Wellbeing Challenge: there is increased awareness (thanks to media and data insights), that despite high engagement levels, negative symptoms of low wellbeing are on the rise in our organisations. The costs of this, […]
Have you mastered your strengths? – March 2018 Newsletter
X, Y, Z are my top three strengths. Now what? Discovering our strengths- the things we enjoy and excel at- doesn’t really change very much. It won’t instantaneously improve our performance, increase our engagement or empower us to flourish…unless…we actively channel our strengths to craft a working life that we enjoy. The real power lies in […]
Do you have an inner triad or quad of decision makers in your Exec?
Who really makes the decisions for your company? Who is really leading your organisation? Do you have a reasonable size Exec/Board, but what is reasonable? Time and again I speak to CEO’s who have 7, 8, even 10 people reporting to them and making up their Exec team. I hear you thinking… “What’s wrong with […]
How can we collaborate more intelligently? – March 2018 Newsletter
Collaboration has become a 21st century buzzword, but are we really recognising its strategic importance? Solutions to complex problems can be achieved more quickly and competently if knowledge, skills and resources can be pooled and shared across our teams (CIPD, 2017). Don’t forget… not only does team collaboration enhance day-to-day productivity, it also helps to […]
Overcoming team performance blockages cost-effectively – February 2018 Newsletter
We all know team performance conversations are vital, but where do we start? How can we understand and overcome performance blockages without the need for face-to-face training? Budgets are always shrinking, forcing team training and development courses further down the priority list. Faced with these economic pressures, managers still need increased support to engage with […]
Setting goals for the upcoming year- January 2018 Newsletter
January 2018 is the perfect time to set meaningful and motivational goals, for yourself and for your team as we know motivation drops in every 24hrs let alone over holidays. Setting goals and taking consistent micro actions will result in successful macro-change. Our second newsletter of the month explores the benefits of goal setting and how best to approach it.
Inspiring our clients
In the final of our series of articles exploring strengths application in the workplace, Grace Walsh (one of the Bailey & French team) shares the practical ways we can apply strengths to build relationships and inspire our clients. Over the years, we have helped countless people flourish and thrive in their roles by helping the […]
Are you Collaborating Intelligently?
In the next of our articles on applying strengths in the workplace, we look at working together: What does collaboration mean to you? For many of us, it comes in the form of sitting in meeting rooms talking about things that are unnecessary or irrelevant, potentially with the wrong people. Or shouting questions across an […]