28.2 Million

A recent CIPD survey found stress to be the leading cause of long-term absence in non-manual workers. 28.2 million is the number of days lost due to ill health in this country in 2013/14 and work- related stress accounts for over a third of all new incidents of ill...

Networking for Beginners

Our story begins in a western suburb of London, it is a weekend and there is a public event about to take place. People have paid to attend and listen and learn from a well known expert in the field of human behaviour and they are all excited to be here. Well all...

Sink or Swim

Anxiety! What kind of anxiety? I have never met anyone who didn’t suffer from anxiety at some stage in their life, or who couldn’t relate to the concept from recent experience. It is a human condition and often quite a debilitating one, where the sufferer...

Wonderful

Many years ago I was listening to a Canadian speaker- the writer of Eat That Frog, Brian Tracey and he was talking about a delegate on his course who used an affirmation each day. It was strange to hear and yet it has stayed with me for all these years, as a way of...

What Do You Stand For?

This is an expression I have come across a lot and I am pausing for thought and sharing some stories and ideas which I hope may amuse, cause pause and even inspire. What do you stand for? I regularly ask this of groups of young leaders; they are soon to be called...

20 Things We Should Do But Still Don’t

20 things we should do but still don’t! When I started this blog, this was the title, but I realised it would get too long and maybe boring! So I have changed it to become an on-going challenge instead, but of course the list of 20 still exists and can be drawn...