The Importance of Feeling Understood and Valued at Work

Feeling understood and valued at work is not something everyone experiences. I once had a manager say to me that they didn’t do emotion. This wasn’t about someone getting upset it was about discussing how people felt. It wasn’t someone that I reported to, but I was left wondering how...

The importance of fairness and equity

Fairness and equity play such an important role in terms of ensuring high levels of employee engagement.  That feeling of being treated as equals, respected and trusted. So, to see an organisation such as Goldman Sachs make a decision around introducing unlimited holiday for only their senior staff looks...

Diversity and Inclusion

As I went out for my daily walk, I started thinking about writing this blog and I realised I needed to ask myself what diversity and inclusion means to me.  How does it fit into my beliefs and experiences?  I don’t live in a diverse area of the country,...

Returning to work

We are (at least for some organisations) heading to the point where businesses will be telling their employees to return to work at their offices.

Engaging with employees in times of crisis

Since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic earlier this month, work and personal lives have been greatly disrupted by the crisis, meaning engaging with employees is as important as ever. Mental, physical and emotional distress has arisen as the virus sends a shock throughout society. Presented...

The shadow!

I’m a huge fan of learning from ‘people’ and more importantly ‘listening’.  I’ve always felt that you can understand a situation or a person much better if you listen and listen well – some of the best CEOs that I’ve met are those who don’t speak first – they...