Covid-19 – The Working at Home Plan

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Needless to say, we are in the middle of unprecedented circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Infections are on the rise and you may be one of many who can or are being asked to work at home. Not stuck squeezed yoga-like into train/underground carriage, may be a good thing at the moment. Commuting and […]

Mind Over Matter – Mindfulness for day-to-day life

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Mindfulness is the big thing these days. Google is awash with solutions to day to day this and that. Mindfulness can transform your life, make you more handsome, slimmer, unblock a drain and grow hair on a balding pate. Of course, I’ve made those claims up (no, really), though I wouldn’t be surprised if there […]

Zig-Zag Career Paths

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Would you describe your career as linear, a very nice straight line in a particular job or profession? Or like mine and many others, a bit of a zig-zag and haphazard career path? Having been at work now for more years than I care to remember, I have had a number of different careers and […]

Appraisals what are they good for?

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How many people have a good performance appraisal experience? How many line managers feel that they are just a “HR box ticking” episode (bah humbug)? More to the point how many people actually have appraisals at work? Having spent time reviewing a large organisation’s appraisal process, it is clear that there is a no one size fits […]

Managing Conflict Constructively at Work

Posted Posted in Business, Career Coaching, Coaching, Conflict, Constructive Controversy, Culture, Decision Making, Employment, Goal Setting, Leadership, Learning & Develpment, Power, Problem Solving, Psychology, Training, Work

Conflict in the workplace (or anywhere else for that matter) can easily create significant issues with inter & intra-personal relationships.  Nothing new there then. We all feel the stress, anxiety and any number of negative psychological affects after a disagreement. Some see conflict as something to be avoided at all costs. Perhaps just to support […]