What does ‘resilience’ mean for Occupational Therapists (OTs) in the modern workplace?
Professional Self-Leadership in the workplace
In 2014, with a group of Occupational Therapists (OTs), I designed and circulated a survey in order to gain a range of qualitative experiences on this topic which could be used to inform a drama performance I was commissioning. The survey asked questions concerning experiences of stress, stigma, feelings at the end of the working […]
Work Smart: Ten reasons to beat procrastination once and for all
Foreward: This blog was originally written for a newsletter which supports the professional development of Executive Personal Assistants. However, it is applicable to a range of professionals. I define Self-Leadership as life long self-development, founded on self-respect and self-awareness. Self-Leadership is the founding blocks of effective leadership of others. A leader, manager or PA who […]
‘Speak to us of Work’
We can all suffer with putting things off from one time to another. Sometimes it can be over the smallest of things and at other times it can be over more meaningful things – things that could make a positive difference in our lives. However with know how and smart thinking, you can easily make […]
Working your power: Using your voice #2
I love this beautifully written piece – and wanted to share it with you. It gives us an inspired take on what it really means to work, and what we receive in return: ‘Speak to us of Work’ – an excerpt, by Kahlil Gibran from his much celebrated book ‘The Prophet’, first published in 1923. […]
Do Vision and Mission Statements Work?
The purpose of this blog is to acknowledge how it is possible for people to be silenced – be it at work or in any situation where there is a power differential. I make specific reference to the Hillsborough disaster of 1989. This blog is not intended to be an indepth exploration of the events […]
Working your pitch at networking events
I have worked with so many organisations which although they have mission and vision statements in place- do not actually live by or follow them. Usually the staff do not know what the company vision and mission statements are and moreover, if they do, they do not believe in them – they see their organisations’ […]
The Top Five places- to go for help with Work issues
Networking is key to running a successful business. Why? Well networking is an opportunity to get ‘out there’ and and tell people about your services. You cannot get customers if your customers don’t know you exist. So networking is a important way of increasing your profile and growing your business. See my previous *document about […]
Book Review: Changing Vampires in the Workplace into Angels
This blog is for those people facing problems at work and want to know where they can find out information and get support. Below I summarise five key organisations that support the welfare of workers in the UK. I also give details of their websites where you can seek further information. Health and Safety Executive […]
Bullying at Work is here to stay…?
I have just been reading this book: Changing Vampires into Angels’ by Maria Paviour. The book talks about the different types of relationships we can have with people. In particular, it talks about how certain people can be energy vampires who drain and manipulate. Maria describes many different types of vampire. There were many ‘a-ha’ […]
I reviewed the newspapers: The Metro and The Standard, in November 2015 and came across two particular articles which spoke about workplace bullying and the costs to industry. Sadly, services like mine which help workers rise above work stress are very much needed… The Metro states categorically that bullying at work is very much on […]