Bullying and harassment at work – some resources

If you have been affected by bullying and harassment at work we’ve collated a few helpful resources, following our “Not just a victim” event with Speak Out Revolution. Recovery is about a journey of discovery.  Inner change can be hard, but we cannot move forward until we take that journey. Rose – National Bullying HelplineContinue reading “Bullying and harassment at work – some resources”

Shadow work: asking for business

It’s hard to ask for business when you start a new company. I’ve spent a whole life believing I am the person who keeps to the rules and responds politely; in addition I’m always the one being practical and realistic; in addition I can think things through fifteen times for fear of making a mistake,Continue reading “Shadow work: asking for business”

The “us vs them” of unconscious bias training?

We can only change ourselves. The truth is we can only change ourselves, not other people. Despite what we might wish for as HR and L&D professionals, the evidence shows that in general, short-term educational interventions do not change people. And this is certainly true in the world of diversity and inclusion, such as unconsciousContinue reading “The “us vs them” of unconscious bias training?”

Drop anchor when the storms of life come along

Every boat needs an anchor.  Dropping the anchor is a way of stabilising the boat, and of preventing it from drifting in the winds and currents of the sea. But have you ever thought about how you, too, can drop anchor? Why is this important? You don’t have to look very far in the currentContinue reading “Drop anchor when the storms of life come along”

Inspiring women leaders – Halima Aden

Halima Aden joins our list of inspiring women leaders. She is the first hijab-wearing model to walk international runway shows.  “Being your authentic self can break stereotypes.” Halima Aden Her story is powerful and inspiring. Her family fled the war in Somalia and Halima was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, finally moving toContinue reading “Inspiring women leaders – Halima Aden”

Transition – The Long Goodbye

Transitions are in vogue. Even if your job is not at risk as a result of the COVID crisis, you will know someone close to you whose job is threatened or has already gone. The headline news recently proclaimed that UK payrolls shrank by 649,000 between March and June this year. And as the governmentContinue reading “Transition – The Long Goodbye”

If this is the world…what sort of mark do I want to leave on it?

Maybe you’ve been on furlough leave for several weeks; on the bench as some companies call it. You could be one of many on furlough in your organisation, perhaps the whole team is, but it’s a challenge not to let that little mouse of doubt gnaw away, whether based on fact or not. It is easy toContinue reading “If this is the world…what sort of mark do I want to leave on it?”