Worry is a very common emotion, it is present in our every day life to some degree of intensity. Right now you might be worried about climate change, about fuel prices in our city, about a colleague who doesn't seem her usual self today or about the general wellbeing of a loved one. But you … Continue reading How to stop worrying about everything
When you are concerned about the well-being of a loved one, whether a family member, a friend or a colleague, it's important to find out whether your suspicions that something may be wrong are well founded. To do this we have to ask questions, but how can we make sure our questions have the desired … Continue reading How to ask questions when you are worried about a loved one
Talking about abuse, whether as a survivor or as a concerned loved one, is a very delicate issue. It is an emotional journey full of unpleasant memories and negative feelings. But it's also a journey worth taking with someone you care about. I know this because I have survived a few events in my life … Continue reading How to recognise that someone is going through abuse
In a recent article, I wrote about Parkison's Law as a tool to help you manage your time more effectively at work and achieve better results. Understanding how to use Parkison's Law, or the observation that work expands to meet the time allocated to its completion, can help you save time and work smarter by … Continue reading Parkinson’s Law and why you need to rethink how you manage your finances and other resources
This article came about from research I undertook in order to better understand why so many employees, despite working hard and being known and recognised as having a strong working ethic, struggled to get a promotion or move up within their company. While there may be reasons related to company culture, beliefs or even behaviours … Continue reading Work smart: The two best-kept secrets to do less and achieve more.
Raising concerns about misconduct at work might be one of the hardest things to do for most of us. We often know what the right thing to do is but we over-think it, focus on the possible negative impact of bringing up issues and finally opt for the safest choice – turn a blind eye … Continue reading The dilemma of reporting ethical issues at work
A company’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion must be sustained by strong practices that cut across all operations and systems to guarantee the maximum degree of inclusiveness. Here are five easy to adopt practices that can ensure greater fairness and revolutionise the way companies operate: #1- Identify the EDI areas you want to focus … Continue reading Equality, diversity and inclusion- A guide to getting started
All countries are obliged, under international law, to fulfil legal requirements to respect our basic human rights and to protect individuals from discrimination, and we, as individuals, also have a moral obligation to care for, respect and treat people fairly regardless of the perceived differences or similarities between us. Committing to the fair and equal … Continue reading Five areas of diversity and why they are important.
This is the first in a series of three articles devoted to unpacking the benefits and necessity of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in 21st century communities and business. What do the terms Equality, Diversity and Inclusion mean? Equality and diversity is the term used to talk about equal opportunities. Equality refers to the legal and … Continue reading Three reasons why employers should embrace Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." - Napoleon Hill What do Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins and many other successful professionals have in common? They all take time to set personal and professional goals to achieve the results they want. A great way to start a new year is by reflecting on … Continue reading Goal setting- the tool to help you turn dreams into reality