Why it’s not Advisable to Give Advice

Why it’s not Advisable to Give Advice

When one of your team comes to you with a problem, it’s tempting to jump straight in and solve it for them – hand out some advice about what you think is the best action to take, and tell them what you would do yourself in the same position. Giving advice feels great...

Are you Undermanaging your employees?

Are you Undermanaging your employees?

 We are all aware of the impacts of micro-managing your team, the most damaging of which is a lack of trust in their abilities and accountabilities as adult employees. But there is a different approach which can be just as damaging – and that’s undermanaging your...

Building Resilience at Work

Building Resilience at Work

Resilience is the ability to take the unexpected in your stride. When things go wrong, a resilient person will accept it, reflect on it, and deal with it. Someone lacking in resilience is likely to struggle with a new and unexpected development, and take much longer...

Burnout – How it Feels, and What to Do

Burnout – How it Feels, and What to Do

You’ve got your dream job, and you’re desperate to make an impression; show them they made the right decision; become an inspiration and role model to others; or even prove those doubting inner voices wrong.   Commitment, professionalism and loyalty – sometimes...

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Compassion this Christmas

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Compassion this Christmas

This has been a year like no other, and whether you’ve been adjusting to brand new ways of working as an employee, or fighting to keep your own business afloat, the chances are high that life has been very different for you – and that it’s not always been easy. It’s...

Why We Need To Support Men Too

Why We Need To Support Men Too

“Man up” – “Don’t be such a pussy” – “Emotions are a weakness”…. The chances are that if you’re a man, then these are the attitudes that have surrounded you from a very young age, probably starting with “Boys don’t cry”.   The sad reality is that these attitudes...