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Finding the Space

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” I do love this quote often accredited to Viktor Frankl (though it is not) and I share it in almost every workshop/training I facilitate. Its message is spot […]

Navigating Stress: Suppress or Mitigate?

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 […]

Should Resilience be our ‘North Star’ Skill in the Workplace?

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 […]

Unleash the Full Human Potential in Your Organization

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 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 one of […]

Harnessing, Harvesting & Embracing Our Differences

“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 […]

Trust IS the Glue (part 5)

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 […]