What are you holding onto that you could really do with letting go of? What one step might you take today to move on?
“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.“ Sir David Attenborough
I’ve thought for many years that how we dress is the last bastion of diversity waiting to be cracked. I came to this conclusion while assessing on a national recruitment process, and hearing fellow assessors being critical of the clothes candidates had turned up in. Did you see his shoes? Fancy wearing jeans to an… Read More The jury’s out . . .
Gallup have access to a lot of data. It can make great reading. The Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report condenses the 2018 views of over 151,000 adults in over 140 countries on their positive and negative daily experiences, measuring life’s intangibles – feelings and emotions. Some qualitative findings well worth reading.
If your twenties are a long distance memory, and you thought perhaps you’d missed your chance to be creative, read this: ‘Creativity peaks in your 20s and 50s’. It seems we might enjoy a second creative peak a little later in life.
Claire Bremner for The Myers-Briggs Company, makes an excellent argument for making the most of development programmes, leadership learning, training, by showing how learnt skills can be transferred easily into the workplace – see Put your skates on! I especially love her story of a client who actively sought to extend their experience of receiving… Read More Keep it going . . .
A YouGov survey of 650 UK workers highlighted that it’s fellow colleagues who are dislikeable and noisy and just generally annoying that gets our backs up more than what you might expect. More than slow workplace technology, the aircon or heating systems, or even the behaviour of our leaders. And coming in near the top… Read More See it, say it . . .
Molly Blackwell posts a thought-provoking blog on what organisational learning and development should be leaving behind in order to move forward. From evaluating what she proposes as ingrained habits of the learning and development industry, a group of over 50 international professionals aimed to establish what behaviours are hindering an ability to thrive. Key to… Read More Leaving it behind . . .
“I think being melancholic on a Sunday is underrated. If it’s raining outside, the light pitter-patter of rain on the window… just enjoy it, put on some sad music … and ride it out.” Lewis Capaldi
I was sitting in a cafe, working. In my peripheral vision I noticed a customer come to the counter and ask the server behind it a question. I wasn’t paying that much attention, simply getting on with my work. But as the customer moved away from the counter, I heard the server say, “I’m so… Read More Owning up . . .