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.
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.”
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.
Some reflections on attending the MHFA England Standard course, training in Mental Health First Aid.
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.
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.
Some of our thinking is helpful to us; some of our thinking can be destructive. Every thought comes pre-loaded with a feeling. What if we treated thoughts as if they were clouds?
The first episode of a podcast, introducing this experiment to showcase successful people, interviewing them about their strengths and weaknesses and how they show up as their authentic and resilient self.
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.
The benefits of doing what you’re best at and playing to your strengths are significant. There are, however, some situations in which I believe it is OK to play to your weaknesses and this blog posts looks at those situations and how you might cope with them.
Exploring the statement in The Kingfisher Coaching Manifesto; ‘Each and every day, do what you’re best at. Play to your strengths and value other people for theirs. Everyone shines given the right lighting.’ and asking whether you’re doing what you’re best at.