Outputs from #cipdACE World Cafe session on ‘Reducing Stress and Supporting Mental Health at Work’

At this CIPD Annual Conference session on Thursday 8th November 2018, Nicky Ingham spoke about her own personal story of struggling with this, Ian Pettigrew spoke about the need to address organisational culture and help people be resilient and be there for them if they struggle, and David Hayden facilitated a world cafe discussion to capture the wisdom in the room about this topic. This blog post captures the discussions in the room.

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

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

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.