Archive for the True Strength Category

Jennifer Hulme – True Strength Podcast – Episode 12

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Jennifer Hulme. The interview has lots of insights into how Jenn succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.

The truth can set you free

Feedback is key to improvement for both people and teams, but seems to be an elusive commodity at times. My model of compassionate truth helps to make sense of what needs to be said.

Why playing to your strengths isn’t like competing in the decathlon or heptathlon

Helping people play to their strengths has been a major part of my work for over 10 years and – as a Gallup-certified strengths coach – I spend a lot of my time helping people work with their strengths (and their weaknesses!). In Learning & Development, strengths and weaknesses are

Claire Haigh – True Strength Podcast – Episode 11

 As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Claire Haigh. The interview has lots of insights into how Claire succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.

Dear HR

(A poem that I wrote for a CIPD Merseyside and North Cheshire branch event): Dear HR,   It is great to be with you tonight but I need to start with a confession…. You know those people Peter Cheese talks about who ended up in the profession…?   My degree

Case Study – IT Leadership Programme for Salford Royal NHS FT

A case study of an IT Leadership Programme developed and delivered by Kingfisher Coaching for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, helping leaders to get the best of themselves and others.

Global Recognition and Engagement

A session by Jeff Birk (O.C. Tanner) – @jtbirk @octanner – about recognition, appreciation, and engagement.

Many leaders are ‘ineffective’ at crucial people management skills (CIPD HR Outlook survey)

The latest CIPD HR Outlook survey highlights how people-related Leadership skills are much-needed and sorely lacking. In this blog post, I share my experiences of how we can change that.

Gary Cookson – True Strength Podcast – Episode 10

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Gary Cookson. Gary is a HR Director, speaker, and blogger. The interview has lots of insights into how Gary succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience. In particular, there’s loads of great insights into what is is like to be competitive and to be an introvert.

Cormac Russell – True Strength Podcast – Episode 9

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Cormac Russell of Nurture Development. Cormac is an expert in Asset Based Community Development. The interview has lots of insights into how Cormac succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.

DYOR – Don’t believe everything you read

Some thoughts about not believing everything we read; be prepared to DYOR (Do your own research).

Sarah-Jane Lennie – True Strength Podcast – Episode 8

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Sarah-Jane Lennie. SJ is a police officer taking a career break to conduct research into resilience. The interview has lots of insights into how SJ succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.

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