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.
One of the really simple, but powerful, things we can do to help people’s wellbeing and resilience is to make sure that they have a great support network, giving them the opportunity to have quality conversations about how they’re doing.
Case studies from Thames Valley Police, BDO, and the life of Ernest Shackleton on resilient and agile leadership.
Many organisations are struggling with a leadership skills crisis and yet aren’t doing the right things to help leaders flourish. We need to create the right culture and then support leaders in the right way, recognising that there is not ‘one size fits all’ model of leadership.