“You Sabotaged Yourselves Through Whatever It Was That Was Going on Within Each of You”

Samantha and Josh’s Dreams Were Crushed When They Heard These Words Background image by La Miko from Pexels — Words by author Samantha and Josh had been working at A-Z Advertising Agency for 2 years. Both had joined as college graduates. As part of their graduate programme, they’d both worked for six months at a time in different functionsContinue reading ““You Sabotaged Yourselves Through Whatever It Was That Was Going on Within Each of You””

Crushing Feedback Took the Confidence I Once Had in My Voice Away.

I Believe So Much in the Power of Effective Feedback. I Also Believe There’s an Effective and Ineffective Way of Giving and Receiving Feedback Image by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash “You have: 1. hard glottal attacks, 2. breathiness, 3. too much rise and fall, 4. not enough variation, 5. too monotone — you need more light and shade,Continue reading “Crushing Feedback Took the Confidence I Once Had in My Voice Away.”

Do You Believe in Signs That Can Save You From Yourself? I Do

Three Simple Yet Profound Signs That Got Me Back on the Path of Health and Happiness That I Hadn’t Been Fully Aware I’d Strayed From Image supplied by author Oftentimes the most simple of things are also the most beautiful of things, and it’s this combination that has the power to bring and maintain health and happinessContinue reading “Do You Believe in Signs That Can Save You From Yourself? I Do”

“A Monkey Could Do It Better”

Ray Couldn’t Believe the Words That Came Out of His Mouth. Neither Could His Team, Who at First Laughed Because They Thought It Was Joke Image supplied by author I Wish I Hadn’t Said … Have you ever given feedback that you wish you hadn’t? Maybe you blurted something out which you later regretted? Perhaps you wereContinue reading ““A Monkey Could Do It Better””

How To Make Your Values Matter

A WorkLife Change is Needed when Values are Out of Sync: Ted’s Story: Nuclear Research Engineer to Urban Planner Image supplied by author Ted was working in nuclear research. Having gained his degree in mechanical engineering he joined a nuclear-energy and engineering consultancy in Europe. There was a lot about his work and training that he enjoyed,Continue reading “How To Make Your Values Matter”

“You’re Not Creative.” These Words Stunned Me Into Silence.”

Words Have Consequences, They Have Power, a Power That Can Be Used to Knock Down or to Build up. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash What’s the Worst Thing Anyone Has Ever Said To You? Has someone ever said something that really upset you? Maybe you felt it was unfair, or untrue, and that you didn’t deserveContinue reading ““You’re Not Creative.” These Words Stunned Me Into Silence.””

Good Things Happen in Bookshops

A Memory That Gave Me Insight to How I Got to Where I Am in My Worklife and Inspiration in Knowing I’m at the Right Place Photo by Jareed Craig on Unsplash We didn’t have a bookshop in the village I grew up in, but we did have a revolving bookstand in one of our local stores.Continue reading “Good Things Happen in Bookshops”

The Role of Effective Self-Feedback in Turning Your Worklife Story Into a Work of Art

I Took a Lesson in Feedback Practice From an Acting Class and Adapted It to a Self-Feedback method to Drive Learning, Development and Growth Photo by Bradyn Shock on Unsplash Actors in training receive more feedback than most other people do in their entire WorkLife. That’s a fact. And it doesn’t stop there. Their training enables themContinue reading “The Role of Effective Self-Feedback in Turning Your Worklife Story Into a Work of Art”

Why I Brought My Love of the Arts to My Worklife Learning Programmes and Resources

And How It Helped Me: First to Have Clarity on My Worklife Purpose, and Then to Become My Driving Force Image supplied by author (Pictured: me) My love of the arts goes back a long way. Even further than this photo — and that’s close to 40 years! I can attribute it to my dad and his loveContinue reading “Why I Brought My Love of the Arts to My Worklife Learning Programmes and Resources”

Look to the Future with Confidence and Optimism By Taking Control of Your Own WorkLife Learning

Through Personal Off-Sites and a Joie De Vivre List of Places To Go, People to Be With, and Things to Do Photo by Josh Hild from Pexels On a cold snowy night at the beginning of January, Aisling boarded the Night Riviera sleeper train at Paddington, London, on her way to St. Ives in Cornwall. It wasContinue reading “Look to the Future with Confidence and Optimism By Taking Control of Your Own WorkLife Learning”