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The Surprising Reason Your People Are Not Resilient

A few years ago, a friend of mine suffered serious stress as her marriage went through a rough patch. She couldn't sleep and couldn't concentrate properly. She began making mistakes at work as well.

To help her get through this difficult period, she decided to give herself frequent opportunities to relax. She treated herself to spa treatments. She made a point of going out for coffee regularly with her friends. And she also joined a meditation class at her local gym and downloaded a meditation app to her phone, so that she could clear her mind daily.

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When Training is the Wrong Answer...

Nothing changed from one annual staff survey to the next.

Every year, the scores around communication were low.

And every year, the answer was the same, as well – put on more training for managers.

By the time I got involved with this company, there was an unbelievable array of communication workshops available for the leadership. There was one on communicating by email, another on leading teams remotely, and still more on delivering staff briefings, coaching, influencing, and running team meetings.

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4 Ways HR Directors Can Reduce Off-Site Training Times

Are you aware that change needs to happen in your workforce, but worried about having to take people off-site for too long to do it? This is one of the main concerns I hear from many clients, but the good news is that real change doesn’t happen in the training room.

 

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Learning to Listen to Your Internal Communication

Anyone who travels regularly by train knows only too well the irritation of that tinny sound emanating from someone else’s headphones.

Today I had that pleasure.

First of all, the repetitive delights of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" followed by some kind of game that necessitated repeated meowing sounds. Delightful to the toddler listening to it; less so to me!

With adults, I usually ask them to turn down the volume. But it seemed a bit churlish to do this with a two-year-old.

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