How to be Happy? Be More Like a Finn!

Finland is the happiest country in the World! Happiness has been in the news this week as it was World Happiness Day on Wed 20th March, and the Annual World Happiness report was released revealing which countries are the happiest. As CNN reported, countries are ranked...

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Are You Choosing to be Happy? #BeYourselfAtWork

“Wealthy, Successful & Miserable”, how Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Charles Duhigg, recently described successful American workers in “My Times” Magazine this year. Spending a few days in New York this week for Courageous Success, I have been observing working...

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#beyourselfatwork and Make Work Good!

Bad company culture costs UK economy £23.6 billion. (BreatheHR survey) HRGrapevine shared some great examples this week of bad company culture - office ‘rules’ being implemented and then backfiring spectacularly.  The examples included men rebelling in hot weather by...

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#BeYourselfAtWork and CHANGE LIVES!

75% of the reasons people quit work are things that managers can influence (Marcel Schwantes, Inc.). 75% of the reasons people quit comes down to their managers (Gallup). Many of us can think of a teacher, or a friend, who we totally “got” and who totally “got us”. ...

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Be You & Create Psychological Safety!

Studies published in HBR show that psychological safety allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, creativity, and sticking your neck out, without fear of having your head cut off — just the types of behaviour that lead to market breakthroughs! A term coined...

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Speak Up! Be Yourself.

"52 percent of millennials are uncomfortable sending food back at a restaurant."  (Eater.com 2018, Technomic restaurant research). So how many would speak up for what’s right at work? According to Eater.com the following tips help us to speak up when eating out and...

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Take a View from The Edge!

Take a view from the edge and see the power of difference! We’ve had a great couple of days at the HRD summit in Birmingham this week. The conference kicked off with a key note from Rita McGrath, an international expert on ‘strategy, innovation, and growth with an...

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#BeYourselfAtWork & Grow Your Resilience!

Individual manager resilience up 43% due to iAM! (2018 Courageous Success Case Study). I am supremely excited to share the stage next Tuesday with Sue Yell, HRD at Warburtons at the UK HRD Summit in Birmingham! The first factory I visited as a student in Manchester...

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What Colour Did You Feel on Monday?!

Apparently the 3rd Monday in January is the most depressing day of the year, dubbed ‘Blue Monday’. It’s been around since 2005 when psychologist Professor Cliff Arnall ‘discovered’ it using a formula including factors such as debt, motivational factors and weather....

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Make Your Own History!

'History in the making',  'an epic struggle',  'the need for courage', all phrases being used this week around the world about UK Parliament and Brexit. Following the UK Government massively losing the vote on Brexit this week, there has been much talk by MP's and...

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Being Positive and Your Brain

A positive attitude is as important a contribution as IQ for being good at something! A new and recent study by Stanford University, reported in Inc.com, looked at children, their attitude to and success in maths and according to the lead author Lang Chen, found that ...

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Be an Inspiration for 2019!

Last year I wrote about the experience of a taxi journey taken after an exhausting day spent at an exhibition, and how the impact of the lovely lady driver was so uplifting. We’d noticed how she negotiated London rush hour traffic and the rudeness of other drivers...

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