As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Marion Page of AstraZeneca, especially about her full 34 Gallup StrengthsFinder report. The interview has lots of insights into how Marion succeeds, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, resilience, and what it is like to go beyond knowing your ‘top 5’ strengths.
In this Ignite Talk (exactly 5 minutes long, with 20 slides which advance automatically every 15 seconds) I talk about how one size does not fit all, and how we need to stop peddling successes secrets and help people figure out their own True Strength.
As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Gemma Reucroft. The interview has lots of insights into how we succeed, about strengths, mindset, resilience, how to help people be their best, and how (and why) Gemma makes time to blog and write books!
Ian Pettigrew appeared on the Theme Addicts podcast, talking about his own journey with strengths and sharing some of the ways in which he applies StrengthsFinder.
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
Sally Roberts, Mindfulness Instructor, Northern Centre for Mindfulness & Compassion What is mindfulness in the mainstream? There is significant evidence of the positive benefits of mindfulness and in the recent years, mindfulness is becoming very popular and has a broad reach world-wide. Most of us expertise improved health when we
There are many aspects to wellbeing, and many things that organisations can do to help employees. One component is helping people to think well, and I want to explore just one element of that – the power of perspective – and illustrate it through two personal experiences.
A session at the CIPD L&D Show 2015 by Sean Kent (Freebridge) @SeanMKent , David Young (BT), chaired by Gill White (CIPD) @gillwhite4
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.
Some reflections on attending the MHFA England Standard course, training in Mental Health First Aid.
This 30-minute documentary from The Jubilee Centre for Characters and Virtues is well worth watching, and contains a great mix of real stories of gratitude interspersed with an academic reflection on them. The stories are from across Britain and they do make the observation that we Brits can be be a bit awkward about gratitude.