I learnt a painful lesson fairly early on in my career and it was not to assume that people (peers, colleagues, team members) are on the same page as you and have the same information and knowledge you do. As one manager said to me to assume can make an ass out of you and… Continue reading Ass-u-me
Today I came across a new concept, well new to me anyway. It's the 5 ways to mental wellbeing. These are: connectbe activetake noticekeep learninggive These seem to encapsulate a lot of themes that I've previously discussed, about being better to yourself, those around you and to improve yourself through development and learning. The research… Continue reading Wellbeing
Creativity is a word that gets bandied about all the time; "oh we must be more creative", "we're not creative enough". But what is creativity? And how do you "get" creative? It's not about pretty pictures but to me creativity is about approaching the same task in a new way, or being open to changing… Continue reading Creativity
Feedback is a vital tool in our own self development and that of our teams. Often though it has negative connotations so we shy away from it. However I believe that if delivered well and with the right mental approach it can really be a turning point in your career or that of one of… Continue reading The art of positive feedback
I’ve highlighted before how important it is to take time to develop and educate yourself. As part of this self development I try and listen to new podcasts and read different material and in doing so I’ve come across this podcast: TED Worklife with Adam Grant. He talks to some really inspiring people on the… Continue reading Balance – what’s that now?