I spoke at the CIPD Northern Area Partnership in York on building and sustaining personal resilience, on how we are all different and that people will develop true strength in different ways. I was going to blog a bit of an overview of my session but when I looked at
Examining some of the themes from the True Strength interview with Dawn Smedley, starting with celebrating who we are: “Sometimes I should just look back and celebrate who I am fundamentally. We all should.”
How do you find success secrets? Well, you can’t as success depends on who you are and what you want. However, we can find inspiration in real stories of success and I’m working on a project – True Strength – to tell these stories.
Performance Management is really important but no amount of process will make the right conversations happen. Managers need to be equipped to have great conversations with people. These role-plays present a scenario that managers need to be able to handle.
There is a time for expansive, creative thinking. And there is a time for editing, for removing things. Sometimes, less is more. Noise detracts.
“Will it make the boat go faster?” proved to be a powerful guiding question that guided the men’s coxed eight rowing team to an Olympic Gold Medal. This post looks at just how powerful that question can be to help us focus.
I’m a big fan of having a Manifesto, of having something that makes it really clear what you’re here to do, and how you’re doing it. Inspired by the Holstee Manifesto, I’ve created the Kingfisher Coaching Manifesto.
In dressage, I learned that looking where you want to go is hugely important and I believe that the same principle is important for people, teams, and organisations. Where you look, you go.
Part 1 of a series on Personal Resilience: How hard are you working? Is it right for you? Is it sustainable? If you’re consistently working 60 hours each week, you might be achieving less than if you worked 40 hours.
The multitude of simple decisions each day (what to do with that email, what do do next, what to say yes to and what to say no to) are what makes our visions and goals happen. This article looks at some of the basics of David Allen’s ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) approach.
There are so many distractions around that it feels easier than ever before to procrastinate. Here are 3 strategies to apply if you’re not making progress on something that you should be.