Did you know that humans are the only species that consciously or unconsciously suppress their stress recovery? Well actually, according to Stanford University Professor Robert Sapolsky, other primates like baboons do it as well. It’s one of the things that intrigues participants in my sessions on developing stress hardiness and resilience strategies. It seems the […]
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I’ve been promoting building personal and team resilience for more than 12 years. Never have I seen a time when its needed more, than now. In May 2023, the World Economic Forum published its ‘Future of Jobs Report’. What didn’t surprise me is that Resilience in the 2023 report went to number 3 as a […]
My friend and colleague, Vivian Acquah, has regular live LinkedIn webcasts entitled ‘Let’s Humanize the Workplace’. So I was happy to read in a recent McKinsey article that: “Unleashing the full human potential in an organization is why forward-looking companies work so hard to create environments of belonging and psychological safety.” This article states that […]
“How organizations could be so quick to dismiss the work experience & wisdom coupled with the life experience the 50+ workforce brings is mind boggling to me. When I was in full time employ this was the generation that guided me when I fell, when my head got too big 😅, when I needed advice […]
Why is trust so elusive for an organization? While trust is so fundamental to an organization’s real potential for success, it remains elusive to achieve. There are so many factors that will influence your trust ‘quotient’, some of which are hard to define. In essence though, the ability to attain and maintain trust comes down […]
What Comes First: Psychological Safety or Trust? In my last LinkedIn post on this topic, a colleague, Bogdan Manta responded with the 5 drivers his company focuses on when it comes to employee engagement: Choice / Autonomy | Fairness / Equity | Psychological Safety | Learn / Challenge | Voice / Recognition I, in turn, […]
“Trust is like the air we breathe — when it’s present, nobody really notices; when it’s absent, everybody notices.” Warren Buffet First build a culture of trust in your workplace! Easy to say; somewhat more challenging to achieve. Apparently cultural transformations are a tricky business. Only a relatively small percentage are unqualified successes. An HBR […]
Next to the work I do in my company, one of my focuses over the years has been supporting women in advancing their careers and achieving gender balanced leadership. To this end, I recently co-authored and helped publish a book entitled ‘Ready for Female Leadership: The Future is NOW’. In the past few years, I’ve […]
Trust is the Glue: be an emotionally inspired leader! According to research by Richard Boyatzis, Professor at Case Western University in the US, trust is one of 5 characteristics of an emotionally inspired leader. Building Trust Trust is an emotion you inspire in others and it’s essential for a thriving workplace. You can’t demand trust. […]
My work this past decade has focused on supporting employees in developing healthy strategies to weather the adverse situations which come onto all of our paths. I’ve come to realize what the title of this article says: Trust IS the Glue! We all know that change is happening at an incredible pace, all around us. […]