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  • 9 to 5

    The system was broken; it had been for some time. And it took a pandemic to disrupt long held beliefs and traditions and allow a different version of reality to emerge. While not expressed in these terms, this was the...

  • Mind altering chemicals – have you had your daily DOSE?

    Is it just me or is the change of season bringing a distinct note of lethargy with it? Getting out of bed feels like a struggle, cycling to work seems too much and getting this blog written on time impossible! ...

  • In celebration of the “one-to-one” 

    Over the last couple of years, I have been hearing a lot about needing to “fix” the annual appraisal system... or as many know it SDPR. People say that it is a meaningless exercise [can be]. The form asks the...

  • Taking the fear out of feedback 

    When you hear the word ‘Feedback’, what connotations come to mind?  Does the word conjure a picture of colleagues sharing learning in a supportive environment to enhance performance and effectiveness? Or does the word create a picture of fear, where...

  • Shall we take this outside?

    Office work under open skies  Windermere hadn’t had any snow all winter, so it was a delightful awakening to see the carpet of white down to lake level under clear skies. We heard the shrieks as the other group had...

  • What would you do if you were able to be kinder to yourself?

    How often do you find yourself mulling over a conversation, stuck in a loop of (over)thinking all the much more insightful things you could have said, all the myriad ways in which you could have been better/stronger/cleverer/altogether different? Do you...

  • Why training is not always the right answer

    In a world that is rapidly being redefined for us by geopolitical, economic, and technological changes our continuous development is a priority. I asked ChatGPT to write a blog post on “Why training is not always the right answer”. This...