The Importance of Creating a Mission Statement

Yesterday I was working with a wonderful team, to develop their team mission statement. Firstly let me again say how amazing our NHS teams are, it was a pleasure working with them. Now I am not going to talk about team mission statements (if you want to explore creating a team mission statement, you canContinue reading “The Importance of Creating a Mission Statement”

What matters to you?

Here is another blog I wrote for work. I have written about self-care before but I thought I would share this more widely. Times are difficult at the moment, it is really important to pay attention to ourselves on a daily basis, to make sure we don’t get lost in all that is going on.Continue reading “What matters to you?”

Are you doing your best?

I wrote this blog today for my work page. It is so important though, that I decided to share it on here too. We have to start being generous towards ourselves and each other. Do you try hard when you come to work everyday? Some days you know that you will be better at yourContinue reading “Are you doing your best?”

The importance of empathy in leadership

Yesterday I was reading an old article in Havard Business Review by Daniel Goleman on the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership. According to the article EI is more important than IQ and and technical skill, when it comes to the success of leaders. Goleman draws on research conducted on various companies and suggests thereContinue reading “The importance of empathy in leadership”

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”

That was a long week!

I think it was the heat, but boy that was a long week! A lot of great stuff happened but I am knackered today,I am certain we had 2 Thursdays this week. Monday started with some inspirational meetings,talking to some truly brilliant people. There are so many talented and committed people working in the NHS.Continue reading “That was a long week!”

Perhaps we should just get on with it?

I know some of my friends will be spitting their coffee over their phones reading this, but stick with me and let me explain what I mean. I have heard this phrase a lot over the years, often from the mouths of well meaning but exasperated friends and colleagues, it can often be replaced withContinue reading “Perhaps we should just get on with it?”

I need a re-charge

What is really funny is that over the past couple of weeks I have been writing about and researching resilience, not noticing that I was becoming less and less resilient myself. For the 2 or 3 weeks now I have been running around tending to others needs and delivering content. Now I get a lotContinue reading “I need a re-charge”

How Do We Know if We Are Truly Resilient?

I have got a couple resilience projects on the go at work (in collaboration with some wonderful people) and this has peaked my interest in the subject and encouraged me to do a little bit of further reading around the subject. It has made me realise that my approach to coaching whether that be insideContinue reading “How Do We Know if We Are Truly Resilient?”

A Week of Compassion and Ethics

Before I start talking about what has happened to me this week, I would just like to share something that I am noticing about myself at the moment. My weeks seem to be going a lot faster at the moment. I know it is a very middle aged British thing to say. It must beContinue reading “A Week of Compassion and Ethics”