I was amazed by a feature on a news website about Japanese companies hiring people to make their staff cry. The logic behind this initiative is that it’s supposed to help people bond. The story recounted tales of people sitting in a conference room watching sad films and then crying inconsolably; of muffled sobs and sniffing noises;… Read More Wipe your tears . .
I went on a leadership programme recently. As a participant. Lucky me; I don’t usually get to sit on that side of the room. Though if honest, and I mean this with all good intent . . . it didn’t feel much like a leadership programme . . . more an unburdening, a therapy, a chance… Read More No one told me . . .
When we experience the disappointment of not getting that job we wanted, how do we safeguard against letting that disappointment spiral out of control, leading to thinking that’s destructive and behaviour that’s unhelpful? And for anyone who’s thinking, just you wait ‘til it happens to you, and then let me know how you feel,… Read More Moving on
Working with people going through assessment processes, in what for them has until recently been a purely competency-based arena, I’m always keen to encourage the odd statement or comment that describes what some might call a weakness, yet others might call a growing edge. So, how to turn a perceived vulnerability into a selling point? Easy. Be authentic.… Read More Show some vulnerability