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Advice

Exam results day: a different perspective for parents

Being a parent is the hardest job in the world, we have no training & no manual, pick your battles and keep the communication open, and remember this pressure is far different to what we went through at their age.

Setting boundaries at work
Culture

Are you just being a bit thick?

If you don’t have self-awareness, if you can’t have empathy and effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far. Sounds obvious we know but what if you are setting boundaries at work that undermine your resilience? And are you aware of them?

Leadership

The language of leadership – are we getting it wrong?

We are constantly being defined by what good leadership is in the eyes of those who have come before us. The reality of any given situation or organisation is that leadership and what is required to make a good leader is different everywhere. Defining it by a single word or sentence is difficult and often inaccurate.

Culture

Is your recruitment process building resilience?

Special Forces has a gruelling recruitment process designed to focus on more than technical skills and capability. Here’s what organisations and leaders can learn from that in terms of employer brand. Written by someone who knows.

Mental health

Everyone cried in our office when we read this, you will too

Too many of us coast through life either ignoring our worries or waiting until the pressure gets too much and only to find ourselves breaking down and not functioning at all. Learning the skills behind being resilient gave me the gift of making the short time I had left with my mum count. It allowed me to step up to the plate and do what was needed without totally burning myself out. In so many ways it acted as a protective buffer against the extreme situation I found myself in.

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Culture

Live Blog: CIPD 2017 #Think Conference – Final Thoughts

What I’ve seen today is that work is simply not working. I leave the last words to myself – Just because everyone else is doing it, just because its been done like this for 10 years or ever since you joined the company it does not make it right. Listen to the facts, listen to science, the numbers are not wrong, things need to change its time to focus on the wellbeing of people and the culture of your organisation and the benefits are huge and necessary!

Leadership

Live Blog: CIPD 2017 #Think Conference – Julie Tybura & Sue Cox

Like the dance leadership is the same we have to work together and understand where everyone else is not just you. Through collaboration: Open up space for your partner. Giving them the option to do what they want. Allowing them to be creative and they give you the chance to do the same, this allows you to bring your presence and value to the dance.

Culture

Live Blog: CIPD 2017 #Think Conference – Sir Cary Cooper

The way we are working is not good. Something needs to change. We need to reduce the use of technology and get tough on organisational culture and people’s bad behaviour that is encouraging poor working habits. We have all the science to know why people get ill from work place we now need to do something about it.

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