15 September 2017

Bored of Board Meetings?

#Board  #Development  #Director  #Reflective  

As a non-executive director chair of multiple companies, I attend at least 50 board meetings a year and have done for years. Many of these meetings are productive and even fun, but not always. This certainly isn't due to lack of enthusiasm or commitment from the members, but at least on some occasions a staleness invades the process.

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6 June 2017

Seeking to challenge yourself? Experience training with a twist...

#Development  #Reflective  #Training  

As a new member of the fds team, I had an understanding of what Jo does and what training services fds has to offer. However, until recently I had to rely on other people’s opinions and course feedback forms to gage what a course with Jo is like. I had a fantastic opportunity to observe Jo in action and I quickly realised why Jo is booked up until 2018!

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30 March 2017

Ever Wondered How to Be Truly Happy at Work, If You Chose the Right Career Path and How You Could Possibly Earn More Money?

#Staff  #Development  #Reflective  

“Somewhat rightly, most people equate money with security. Having enough money to live on and to pursue and achieve our goals is a goal of just about everybody”- Kathleen Elkins.

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8 March 2017

It’s the 21st century, recognise this… it's not all about dressing to impress, to create success!

#International Women's Day  #Reflective  

There’s been a lot of news recently regarding the London receptionist for not wearing heels, but why is it that this type of news receives national television, radio and newspaper coverage? Is this really the highlight of women in business? And are people really surprised that this stigma is still happening in the workplace?

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9 February 2017

To Dream the Impossible Dream

#Business  #Growth  #Reflective  #Dream Day  #Staff  

"To dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foe, to bear the unbearable sorrow, and to run where the brave not go… This is my quest, To follow that star no matter how hopeless, no matter how far." - The Impossible Dream lyrics written by Joe Darion performed in The Man of La Mancha.

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10 January 2017

Aspirations for the Year Ahead

#Business  #Reflective  #Growth  

It’s the New Year (the second week of January can you believe?) and you’re probably settling well back into your old work routine.

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20 December 2016

A Year-End Review: Surprises, Achievements & Aspirations

#Reflective  #Business  

As we near the end of 2016, we look back to evaluate the whole year. It seems that this year has gone in a flash and it has definitely been a rollercoaster of a journey this year. With Brexit vote and Trump being elected as President, it seems that nothing could surprise us anymore. But who knows what 2017 holds?

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