No. Looks so simple, doesn’t it? Just two little letters. So why is “No” often one of the hardest words to say? If you find yourself continually saying Yes to things - social events, extra work, favours to friends - when really you’d rather say No, then you’re not alone. We live in a society… Continue reading The power of ‘No’
I have failed a lot in my time. I’ve taken exams that I haven’t passed, I’ve interviewed for jobs that I didn’t get, I’ve made questionable decisions. And each time I failed I have been at least partially to blame. I didn’t prepare properly, I didn’t have the right experience, I rushed in without thinking… Continue reading It was my fault…and I am happy to say that.
I’m coming clean, I feel like I need to be honest with you all right now. I am the queen of all procrastinators. If it wasn’t a massive data breach I would love to screenshot my 3 computer screens that sit in front of me. I have 1 TED Talk open, 3 half written emails,… Continue reading Learn about procrastination – from someone with ADHD
Throughout our careers, at some point, we’re likely to feel as though we’re not really supposed to be here - we fall victim to Imposter Syndrome. Imposter Syndrome is that psychological pattern where we doubt ourselves and our achievements to the point that we fear we’ll be exposed as the frauds we must truly be.… Continue reading We all feel like impostors, but you DO deserve to be here… especially if you’re a woman
I needed a birthday card, and couldn't decide which one to choose, so I stood staring at the wall of cards trying to narrow it down. Two women behind me caught my attention as they greeted each other. “Oh my god, I haven't seen you in years, how are you? I saw you recently went… Continue reading Why I don’t use Facebook – and why I’m happier without it
I’m often asked about what I’ve been reading and if I have any suggestions. With the summer coming and the weather still being gorgeous, here are some top book recommendations for you. These are books that take pride of place on my book case, and have had a massive impact on myself both professional and… Continue reading Summer Reads
I have worked for several companies who have ‘resilience’ as one of their core values, in fact I even went to look at a school last week where ‘resilience’ was something they looked for in their pupils (who are primary school age) I’ve had interview questions based around it, I’ve had to work through scenarios… Continue reading Resilience is: being able to move your fulcrum
The first step to solving a problem is accepting that the problem exists. We can’t solve a problem unless we know we have it. Makes sense doesn’t it? But what about when we don’t know there’s a problem? This is the case with bias. The term bias, and the often discussed unconscious bias, is something… Continue reading We all have a bias problem -what’s yours?
14th - 20th May, marks Mental Health Awareness week in the UK, supported by the Mental Health Foundation. We all have mental health - just as we all have physical health - and a huge variety of factors affect how we experience these types of health, which can very often be intertwined. I’ve often been… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – Loneliness, Empathy and the Importance of Listening
The status quo can feel comforting, the loom of change can be daunting and scary, but this is essentially a false economy. We work in an environment where generating new ideas and being inventive is what distinguishes us from everyone else out there, so working within our comfort zone is no longer safe. We exist… Continue reading Be a Creative Thinking Incubator