Breastfeeding at work: What you need to know

In honour of International Women’s Day on Friday I wanted to highlight a significant issue for working mothers. Last week the Huffington Post shared the results of a large survey conducted by Slater and Gordon┬ámaternity discrimination specialists. They questioned 2000 mothers who breastfed in the last 5 years. Their findings revealed appalling situations that working … Continue reading Breastfeeding at work: What you need to know

Do wellbeing programmes really work?

It may seem a strange question coming from a workplace wellbeing business but in this week’s blog post I wanted to share specific details on the impact a programme can make and highlight where our approach came from. A large scale research project covering 3600 randomly selected employees from companies with 500+ staff from Australia, … Continue reading Do wellbeing programmes really work?

Are you resistant to change?

Change in an organisation is inevitable. Changes can be small such as introducing new technology or a policy, or they can be big for example relocating or merging with another company. One aspect of my work is to support you and your employees with managing change. In this blog we will explore ways you can … Continue reading Are you resistant to change?

Why being kind is good for you

17th February is Random Acts of Kindness day, in this week’s blog post we will look at why being kind is good for us, a brilliant example of sponsoring kindness and ways to incorporate more kindness into our lives. Why being kind is good for us Random Acts of Kindness (non-profit US organisation) identify the … Continue reading Why being kind is good for you

Time to Talk Day 7th February

Tomorrow is Time to Talk Day, the annual charity day established by MIND Time to Change. You can see more about the day here. If you’ve not got anything planned don’t worry there’s still lots you can do to be there for your family, friends and colleagues. The aim of the day is to break … Continue reading Time to Talk Day 7th February

What’s your greatest virtue?

Where do you flourish? In my recent blog I discussed the psychological importance of playing to our strengths. There’s been some movement in leading companies to make appraisals strengths based, rather than weakness based. Hodges and Clifton’s (2004) state what’s the point in having everyone working at an average level when you could have a … Continue reading What’s your greatest virtue?

Harness the power of your Locus of Control

What is Locus of Control? Julian Rotter (1954) devised the Locus of control (LOC) personality trait which explains what we believe is responsible for the actions and outcomes in our lives. It is measured on a scale, a low score usually indicating an internal LOC and high score an external LOC. A person with an … Continue reading Harness the power of your Locus of Control