Psych Stuff – March 2023

Time for another quarterly round-up of articles, videos and resources that are based on psychology. What to do with a wailing baby? Confession: babies howl at the very sight of me, so I’m the last person to give advice. Thankfully, Karen Hopkin’s much better qualified to share why babies wail and what to do to… Read more

7 ways to learn at work

Recently I surprised a long-standing contact by saying “I’m not sure that training is the answer here.” Before you think I’ve completely lost my marbles, I’m still delighted to offer bespoke training to companies; I’m also committed to providing advice if it’s asked for.  There can be valid reasons why a training course is the… Read more

7 sins of delegation

Delegation seems simple to some; maybe too simple. You give a task to a colleague, and they get on with it – nothing to it! Hmmm…If you’re thinking, ‘really, how hard can it be?’, there may be some lessons heading your way. Are you guilty of any of these ‘sins of delegation’? 1. No context… Read more

Happy Christmas and a brilliant New Year!

Wherever you are and however you celebrate the holiday this year, here’s wishing you a very happy holiday. If you’d like to take some time over the holiday to review your year and set your goals for the coming year, I’ve got a workbook you can download. Just click the link below.…Dec 22 download… Read more

Best of 2021’s business books

If one of your goals for 2022 is to deepen your knowledge, raise your awareness and learn from others’ triumphs and trip-ups, then one or some of these books might belong on your ‘Dear Santa’ wish list. Best of 2021’s business books The 2021 Financial times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year is ‘This… Read more

Psych Stuff – December 2021

Whoosh, there goes another month so here’s my quarterly pick of psychology-based articles and resources that help us better understand what’s going on around us – and within. “Resilience is emotional sunscreen” So says wellbeing guru Liggy Webb, adding the point that being resilient isn’t about ‘toughing it out’, especially in these trying times and… Read more

6 tips for 1:1s with your manager

  1:1s have been a hot topic for me lately – whether that’s managers wanting to be more prepared and resourceful, or team members wanting to have a more in-depth conversation and get more support from their manager. Maybe it’s that time of year, when we look back at what’s worked well, what could have… Read more

Psych Stuff – March 2021

As we take tentative steps to emerge from lockdown, it seems like a good time to share some interesting psychology posts and articles that I’ve found. Here goes: Can you tell if someone’s lying, just by how they speak?  Recent research suggests we’re not as gullible as presumed. Loudness, pitch and emphasis all give us… Read more

Tools for mentors and mentees 3

At different times and in different situations I’ve been fortunate to benefit from the wisdom of mentors – and been privileged to have mentored others. I also help clients get their mentoring programmes working well. For a mentoring relationship to flourish and deliver the desired results it needs to be more than ‘just a chat’… Read more