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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Part 3 of a series on Personal Resilience looking at some simple strategies for making sure that you maintain your bounce-back-ability at all times.
Part 2 of a series on Personal Resilience, looking at resilience in terms of ‘bounce-back-ability’ and some warning signs to watch out for.
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.