Paralysis to Action

Paralysis to Action

Today I had to muster all my energy to prevent a minor tech trauma paralysing my ability to think, concentrate and function. I felt lucky to have been able to draw on my knowledge of self awareness to help me move from the paralysis to action. I’ve been reflecting on...
What’s in a name? Soft Skills – Part 2

What’s in a name? Soft Skills – Part 2

Soft skills is a real contradiction in terms! Soft skills are the most difficult to acquire and by calling them ‘soft skills’, we don’t convey just how difficult they are to develop. Two weeks ago I put out a poll seeking ideas for a better term than soft skills and...
We can’t like all of the people all of the time!

We can’t like all of the people all of the time!

We don’t all like all of the people all of the time. And this is difficult, because I really want to like everybody! I’ve come across people that no matter how hard I’ve tried, I’ve just not liked. Some people I’ve had to accept it was a battle not worth fighting....

Civility, Respect and Self Awareness

Today I joined a webinar discussing Civility and Respect in the NHS. It both saddened and inspired me. Saddened by the statistics shared by Duncan Lewis evidencing the impact work place incivility and disrespect has on individuals, their colleagues and ultimately...
Faith in the Process

Faith in the Process

In my career of over 20 years in the public sector, I’ve seen people go through some difficult, challenging, painful and harrowing things. I’ve seen and been a part of dignity at work processes, competency processes, grievances, redundancies, staff suspensions,...