September 2017 - Strengths Partnership

The strength of collaboration in adversity

25 Sep 2017

Collaborating well takes thought, planning, communication, understanding, respect, humility and learning.  When it works, it seems that groups of humans can overcome almost any obstacle.  And when it doesn’t, it appears that we revert to childlike behaviour, sometimes missing our target by a long way. I thought it might be useful to share a practical [&hellip

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Beating the Bots: How to Humanize our Workplaces Now and Future-proof Them for 2030

23 Sep 2017

I was delighted to be invited to speak at Henley Business School’s inaugural World of Work 2030 conference last week, along with Dr Cath Bishop, former Olympian and Diplomat.  All the speakers brought a unique perspective on how they saw the world of work changing now and how these changes may look in 12 years [&hellip

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Identifying and developing gritty people who outperform others

19 Sep 2017

Grit, a new psychological construct offers fascinating insight into why some people succeed in their careers while others fail to achieve their goals and full potential. Angela Duckworth, a psychology researcher at the University of Pennsylvania defines Grit as the capacity to sustain both effort and interest in projects or tasks that take months or [&hellip

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