Wellbeing, Project Management, Change Management, Emotional Resilience, Entrepreneurship.
- Is Your Wellbeing Strategy Working Well? - Many organisations have wellbeing strategies which use practical offerings such as ‘Fruit on Friday’, Mindfulness at lunchtime, subsidised gym passes, etc. There have always been limitations to the effectiveness of these types of isolated approaches to managing wellbeing, however, given the current situation with a significant proportion of people now working remotely, these types of
- Starting Your Wellbeing Strategy - Psychological issues are now the key factors affecting people’s health in the modern workforce as incidences of stress, anxiety and depression increase. This means that it is more crucial than ever for organisations to be addressing wellbeing strategically and minimising both the costs to the business and the damage to employees/teams. Organisations often struggle with
- Political Leaders and Their Management Styles - The media is alwasy full of anecdotes and information about what our top politicans are up to but what are they really like and what must it be like to work for them, day in and day out? Can you imagine being Donald Trump’s PR Manager? Have you ever wondered what it must be like
- How to handle being ghosted after a job interview - So, you’ve just come out of a job interview and you’re feeling pretty positive and upbeat. You spent hours preparing – thinking of suitable examples of when you’ve been a brilliant team-player, gone above and beyond what was asked of you, demonstrated your flexible attitude and a short list of all your supposed
- Improving Health and Safety Through Emotional Resilience - Life in the 21st century is pretty full on and we all experience pressure from a range of sources e.g. from our work lives, from our home lives and from our own expectations and aspirations. When the level of pressure exceeds our ability to cope, however, we become stressed and it has a negative impact
- MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH: THE WEAKEST LINK - I was recently at a client’s premises to help them with the implementation of their wellbeing strategy.. I got talking to Laura (a manager) about managing mental health. She told me a story about a staff member called Phil, that she inherited from another manager. Phil had a mental health condition, which the previous manager
- ‘Managing the Psychological Aspects of Risk’ - The issue of risk in project management is a crucial one but little account is taken of the unique contribution that people’s individual differences play in the management of risk. Research carried out to date has demonstrated that individual personality plays a part in the extent to which we are risk takers or risk averse.
- POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOR SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS - Many projects encounter difficult project relationships but techniques from positive psychology offer a new way of designing and delivering projects in a way that facilitates positive emotions and good relationships. Positive Psychology provides some well researched, evidenced based techniques that you can use to increase the chances of your project being successful. According to Seligman,
- WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF HAVING DIFFICULT STAKEHOLDERS? - Working with difficult stakeholders increases the stress levels of the project manager and the project team. It can also create more work, in having to chase up difficult stakeholders and invest time in trying to encourage them to contribute their element of the project plan. These consequences are bad enough but it can get much
- MANAGING DIFFICULT STAKEHOLDERS - We have all experienced them haven’t we, the stakeholder who is always negative about every aspect of the project or those stakeholders who just fail to deliver their elements of the project plan? Equally, there are those stakeholders who are downright unpleasant or even hostile. Take a look at why stakeholders can sometimes appear difficult