How have you looked after yourself and others in emergency situations? And what have you learned in the process?
We wanted to start discussing all those topics we’d never dared to before. We wanted to avoid the trap of toxic masculinity – especially the belief that we should never ask for help
Mental health issues make people feel uncomfortable. I'm not talking about people who suffer them – I mean the people who don't.
I'd set myself the daunting self-improvement challenge of running 100 km in a day. Here are the lessons-for-life I learned – the hard way!
I'm full of fear, and I only have myself to blame. Six months ago, I signed a form to say that I would run 100 km in a day. There's clearly only one sensible response to that: why? Well, I wanted to raise money for a children's charity that's close to my heart. But I […]
When I woke up last Thursday, I had one target in mind: to get to work. Now, that might sound like an easily achievable objective to most, even for working moms, but let me provide some context for you... That morning, it looked like my one-year-old son might have a case of hand, foot and […]
Depend on Disagreements Your people will get into disagreements – it would be weird if they didn't! They all have their own ways of doing things, plus a unique mix of experiences and skills. With so many different values, goals, and personalities, there's no way they'll always see eye-to-eye. If you're lucky, they'll "agree to […]
Learning at work can be a serious struggle. If you're stretched to the limit, and struggling with all the stuff that's already in your head, how can you possibly learn anything new? In one organization I worked for, learning came to feel downright impossible! Maybe this rings a bell for you. Information was coming thick […]
What Does It Mean to Take Pride? Taking pride can mean different things to different people. For some, it's that feeling of satisfaction you get when a particular task's been achieved. For others, it's an ongoing commitment to high professional standards, even if the end products aren't always perfect. Pride can be based on definitive […]
It's All About Balance How often do we say, "But it's all about balance, isn't it?" or "We just need to get the balance right"? When raising children, parents need to strike a balance between being too strict and not being strict enough. And because children don't come with a manual, parents often learn the […]