The Oxford Dictionary recently named 'post-truth' as their word of the year. A reference back to Ralph Keyes' 2004 book The Post-Truth Era and a clear reflection of the current socio-political climate - where the ability to succeed by telling lies has become a part of our reality. But is deception a harmful or helpful ingredient in our lives?Read More
I spent the weekend visiting some friends in Henley - one of the most beautiful and quintessentially British places in the country. As the weather was in our favour, it was decided that we would take a rowing boat out, and row out to a nearby inn for some food. When in Rome, right?
As we set-off, little did we know that a frightening experience was waiting for us about an hour downstream.Read More
“The difference between winners and losers is how they handle losing." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
With resilience high on many agendas right now, including at #CIPDNAP15, it is proving to be a positive, hopeful concept, to explore how individuals, teams and organisations can adapt when things don’t go as planned. Studies have emerged in recent years to indicate that resilience can be measured, predicted and crucially- developed. At last month's CIPD L&D Show, Tesco group training manager Jeremy Howell described how resilience training has helped employees cope with uncertainty and market fluctuations.Read More