What is the impact of our casual rudeness

This week as most weeks have been recently was very busy for me with lots of facilitation of learning. Now the thing is when you facilitate others learning, if it goes well you end up learning as much (sometimes more) as the participants. This was definitely the case this week. One session in particular hasContinue reading “What is the impact of our casual rudeness”

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A week of highs and lows

Well that was an interesting week, with a lot of contrasting emotions. It started as many of my weeks do nowadays in a classroom preparing for a day delivering coaching training. On Monday morning I was delivering our introduction to coaching study day, where I introduce the communication techniques used when having a coaching conversation.Continue reading “A week of highs and lows”

Is compassion weakness? We can create accountability and attend to each others emotions.

I have written and spoken many times about how I struggled as a manager within a culture that valued a command and control approach to leadership. A culture that sees empathy and compassion as weak. This is a stereotypical masculine paradigm, the one that says the expression of any emotion in a work setting isContinue reading “Is compassion weakness? We can create accountability and attend to each others emotions.”

Health, happiness and age

Well it has been an awfully long time since I have written a blog. My last blog was looking back on my Nursing career and looking forward to my new role in Organisational Development and Coaching. Since that blog I have experienced some minor health issues. I say minor as that is what they appearContinue reading “Health, happiness and age”