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
Some people bring happiness when they walk into a room, some people bring happiness when they leave. Choose which one you want to be.
Nic Marks (Happiness Research Methodologist and Author, The Happiness Manifesto) speaking at European HR Directors Business Summit 2015 in Barcelona.
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.
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.
How do we know if we have a victim in our midst during our coaching interactions? In fact, what do we really mean by the term ‘victim’? We are used to hearing this in connection to crime, but in coaching is this a little harsh? How many times do we witness our clients play the victim? When is it ok for clients to ‘offload’, and when does this border the fine line of not taking responsibility and ownership?
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.
The habit of identifying 3 Good Things each day is a powerful habit from Positive Psychology and can be impactful. This post details a simple way to extend the habit into something that has much greater impact.
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.
Positive Psychology isn’t the same as Positive Thinking (where we try to look on the bright side of everything). I’ve noted some of my learnings from a recent workshop called ‘Positive Psychology in Action’.