How late are you for meetings?

You know how our blog page is subtitled ‘Practical tips. Prompts to get you thinking. And the odd rant’ – no?  Hey ho, you do now. Well, this here post might be a bit of all three… Let’s start with the rant: late-comers at meetings – inspired by a recent blog post on the British Psychological… Read more

Lots to learn from a drama of a dreadful disaster

If you missed the BBC’s brilliant ‘The Challenger’ the other night, hurry up and watch it on iPlayer while you still can. Sensitively handled and superbly written, it was a riveting account of the Rogers Commission, set up by then President Ronald Reagan, into the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle disaster, in which all seven crew… Read more

Giving feedback? Fillet the fluff. Stick to the facts.

If you speak English because you were born and raised in the UK, giving feedback can be painful. Sometimes out of mischief, I’ll ask a group how they feel about the word ‘feedback’; whether someone’s about to give them some or is asking them for some (and this applies to positive or performance-improving feedback). Cue… Read more

Stop ‘shoulding’ on yourself!

We’ve all got a little iPod (or some other MP3 player) in our head, muttering away, talking to us, almost constantly. Yes, you have: the one that’s saying to you right now, “iPod in my head???? What’s she on about now?” – that one. It’s worth pausing to pay it some attention now and again…. Read more