As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Dawn Smedley of O.C. Tanner alongside her manager Ian Feaver. The interview has lots of insights into how we succeed, about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, resilience, and how to help people be their best.
Feedback would happen all the time if we spoke the truth with positive intent. My contribution to the #FeedbackCarnival
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.
Originally published at theHRDIRECTOR, three personal experiences of working with Apprentices.
My blog post on a session at #hrevent15 where Jas Hawker shared his experiences as Red Arrows team leader, looking at what we can learn from those experiences to develop really high performing teams.
My blog post on a session at #hrevent15 where Dame Carol Black (Expert adviser on Health & Work, Department of Health and Public Health) talked about the importance of wellbeing and what we can do to enable it.
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?
There is a real lack of diversity in many organisations, which is a serious issue. We need to take action to fix the root cause of this, not just the symptoms.
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 are a myriad of articles, blog posts and research reports suggesting that performance management is broken. Something that is of vital importance to people and organisations is often done quite badly. There is a need to do something and to do it well but no amount of process will make it work well.