I've recently visited a number of offices where dogs are allowed in the office. It's a growing trend to have animals at work. They add some fun, a good conversation point and perhaps have a soothing effect on employees. It's great to see employers taking a more relaxed stance to their work environment. I'm guessing … Continue reading Dogs in the office
Sometimes in life and your career you are at Kings-cross station and all you can see is platforms Nine and Ten. Prescribed choices are limited and maybe none of them look like the way you want to proceed. Yet, you know inside that what you really want is something else. It's not an obvious choice … Continue reading Platform nine and three quarters
Several influential people (I have a collection of good ones, who I like to spend time with) have recently mentioned Tim Ferris. So, I did a little research... Tim Ferris is the author of 'The Four hour working week" - a noteworthy book on productivity. He's a coach, an experimenter, a business investor, an author … Continue reading Life hacks and new perspectives
Learn about trauma and how career change can be traumatic but can also be positive.
It's the season to be merry, but there are other things to consider at this time of year. Like rest. Holidays are a time for family, but don't forget they are also valuable downtime in the darkest time of the year. (At least - that's true in the Northern hemisphere.) It's been cold, damp and … Continue reading Festive fun and a brain break
Giving up is often a really hard thing to do. It's hard to admit defeat and give up on a task or project that you've been working on for a while and heavily invested in it. But, is it still right for you to keep on? Or is it time to stop and move on? … Continue reading Give it up! make a healthy swap
I've recently begun the process of changing jobs again, due to the changing nature of my work at Ordnance Survey. I will, ofcourse, be sad to leave....but.... I have 5 weeks where I'm pretty much free to be at home, having worked really hard on a year of drastic transition and change, including a large … Continue reading Mind the gap! (Managing the space between jobs)
Well today we're writing about certainty (and uncertainty...its less popular cousin) Sometimes at work there's a black cloud over you when you job changes and it's not clear what's going to happen. How you deal with a job change is as important as the eventual outcome. Uncertainty at work can be very unsettling and will … Continue reading Job change and certainty
How can coaching help innovation and design-thinking orientated teams?