Humanising the Return to Work
As we slowly emerge from lockdown, it’s important to explore how we can support people in their return to a hybrid human world of work. Currently 9 in 10 leaders across Western Europe believe hybrid working is here to stay (Microsoft). At the same time, 45% of teams report feeling less connected during COVID and […]
What can we do to help people flourish and thrive, as we start to look ahead, beyond the pandemic?
What comes to mind when you think about the wellbeing impact of COVID-19? Likely, you will reflect on the negative impact that the pandemic has had on the wellbeing of millions, if not billions, of people around the world. This is only natural given our negative bias as human beings, and although it’s important that […]
Other Awareness to Become Stewards
Once we have spent time developing our self awareness, this is a great platform to fully understand others around us at work and beyond. Stewardship is a concept that Peter Block wrote eloquently about: it means giving people at the bottom and the boundaries of the organisation choice over how to serve a customer, a […]
Self Awareness to Develop Authenticity
We need to listen to, guide and empower people as whole human beings. Emotional intelligence has been correlated with great leadership in a large body of research over the last 20 plus years. There are many ways we can develop our emotional intelligence and several models have been developed to explain what it is. We […]
Start a ‘Ta-Da’ List Instead of a ‘To-Do’ List
Do you recognise the feeling at the end of the day that you look at your to do list and it seems to only have gotten longer? It can be really difficult to feel a sense of accomplishment about your workday when it looks like you didn’t achieve anything. Traditional to-do lists, a hallmark of […]
5 Tips for Team Resilience & Performance
Why is team resilience such an important topic at the moment? Studies have shown that there have been major rises in anxiety and depression since the start of COVID-19. This coupled with the impact on the economy, many people still furloughed, rise in unemployment, it’s becoming clear that mental health is going to be a […]
Getting into Flow with Respectful Relationships
What have the last eight months taught you about the value of relationships at work? With so may of us working at home and only communicating with our colleagues virtually, it’s likely that relationships have become even more important, helping with team cohesion, wellbeing and performance. There’s plenty of evidence that social interactions make us […]
Today, We Need Platforms for Cohesion More Than Ever
The past seven months have seen the UK undergo a mass home-working experiment. During lockdown, some 20 million workers were estimated to be working from home (for comparison only about 1.7 million people classed themselves as home-workers pre-COVID). We have been forcibly stripped of human contact, in our social and work lives. For many of […]
Why is it Important to Know Your Character Strengths?
Written by Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes What do you spend more time doing, thinking about your weaknesses and trying to fix them or thinking about your strengths and building upon what is working? If you are like most people, the chances are that you are in the first group. However, it should not be the case. […]
Is respect the key to positive organisational performance?
A workplace where everyone, no matter what their status, is treated with dignity and respect is a workplace where good stuff happens. According to a 2004 Gallup study of 50,000 workers across 27 countries, respect is the number one driver for workplace engagement. It is perhaps the most fundamental ingredient for positive workplace performance, because it […]
Boosting Motivation for Performance
Written by Paul Berry, Performance Psychologist Consultant A thriving field of academic research is concerned with understanding the factors that explain and underpin outstanding performance. Across a wide variety of performance domains, including elite sport, space exploration, the military and the performing arts, the ability to sustain high levels of motivation has consistently been found […]
Strengths Based Leadership
Written by Dan Collinson, Learning & Development Consultant We’ve all heard of the phrase ‘play to our strengths’, but in practice we tend to spend more time focusing on weaknesses and trying to fix them. By doing so, we are setting up teams for competency rather than enabling them to thrive. In an era of […]