BBC journalist Ross Hawkins joined the Peck family on their sofa to watch last night’s TV grilling of Jeremy Corbyn and Teresa May. Fascinating as it was to hear their wonderful sofa politics, a particular moment in their conversation really made me smile – when Jeremy Paxman was described as not just smug, but as arch-smuggy. Delicious.… Read More On the sofa . . .
I was lucky enough to have a fascinating conversation the other day with a friend about the potential crossover between counselling and coaching. A subject very close to my heart through my doctorate studies, it occupied us enthusiastically and animatedly for a little while as we debated differences, similarities, regulation, ethics and styles. And I… Read More Anything but feedback . . .
I’ve been thinking an awful lot about what it means to be an authentic leader. If honest, I guess it’s something that’s always unconsciously there with me – and I’d like to think I’m known for being credible and trustworthy and genuine. So I’ve taken some time to truly reflect on what being an authentic… Read More From the heart . . .
I heard an author talking on the radio, justifying why they’d visited a foreign city to research a location for their latest book. “I had to go. After all, I wouldn’t trust an artist who’d painted a picture of something they’d never seen.” OK, I did, sort of, understand what they meant. The research they… Read More Painting a picture . . .
Marissa Mayer: Do Something You Feel Unprepared To Do – this article is jam-packed full of good advice. And only a 2-minute read.
Viv Groskop summarises the thoughts of Bonnie St John and Allen Haines in their book, Micro-Resilience: Minor Shifts for Major Boosts in Focus, Drive and Energy which looks at why and how we can become “emotionally hijacked.” The bottom line? In order to overcome a tendency for “awfulising” (we call it catastrophising in our household), just… Read More Keep calm and . . .
This shouldn’t come as a surprise – 8 Crucial Soft Skills Supervisors Need To Have. So why are people still writing about it?
I’ve written before about mindfulness and meditation, and so take the opportunity here simply to share a wonderful resource that came my way via a lovely colleague . . . The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society has some great suggestions for Practice in Daily Life, and you might also like to check out their… Read More Where to begin . . .