Giving Work Meaning What can I do to make a difference?

How do you arrive at work? I’m not so much thinking about your mode of transport, though that can have an impact on the day. I’m thinking more about the… read more »

Leadership is a Community

Sometimes it’s the leader who gets the acclaim. But it’s rare that the leader has acted alone. Christopher Columbus is famous as the first European to discover America in 1492…. read more »

Comedy at Work Is work too serious for joking?

Mary Poppins should appear in every company training day once in a while. Particularly, the story of the Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. George Banks, an employee there, takes his children, Jane… read more »

The Learning of Leisure How's your time off going?

I don’t often quote Aristotle, the Greek philosopher. But he was bang on the money with his 4th century BC contribution to the work/life balance debate. ‘This is the main… read more »

Who are the creative types?

She had worked in the social services for twenty two years. She’d visited thousands of homes in difficult situations; been a human face in painful and vulnerable places. Yet she… read more »

What could replace staff appraisals?

Is the staff appraisal about to join the fax machine in corporate extinction? It’s possible. The appraisal has always been a source of frustration or mirth. As one employee said:… read more »

The hidden costs of cutting costs

I was listening to a former policeman talking about the recent increase in overtime costs in the force. Some overtime is happy overtime – willingly taken to pay for the… read more »

Seven mindful suggestions From CEO Simon Parke's book as recommended by The Daily Express in their 7 Summer self help reads.

To celebrate the publication of a new and revised edition of my book ‘One Minute Mindfulness’, I offer seven simple suggestions towards more mindful living. Seven things you can do… read more »

Resilience. Is it the same as Tough? We hear a lot about resilience these days in the business world. But what is it?

For many, the work place has never been so demanding, fast-moving or uncertain. It’s hard to handle the pace of change ourselves; it can, understandably, lead to various forms of… read more »