Archive for the True Strength Category

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.

Andy Johnson – True Strength Podcast – Episode 7

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

#CIPDNAP16 – Opening Keynote – Stress & Wellbeing

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE (Manchester Business School) opened the conference by looking at how much absenteeism and presenteeism costs the UK economy (with presenteeism costing about double what absenteeism costs). During the recession, everything worsened (incident of illness increased and engagement decreased, and hours of work increased). 10% of

Judge not

It is all too easy to judge people who aren’t like us, and frustrations with people who are competitive is just one of many examples. Rather than get frustrated with people who aren’t like us, we can gain a lot by valuing them.

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