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Human Rights, Marriage Equality, HR & Good Business Practice

Human Rights, Marriage Equality, HR & Good Business Practice I have asked myself:  Does the marriage equality survey have anything to do with us as HR, or HR Development professionals?  Yes, it does.  Over 800 organisations have publicly supported marriage equality.  Their stance could be driven by a sense of justice, or perhaps because they […]

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6 Techniques to Nurture an Agile Mind

Sarah Young It is time for a new way of thinking. I would go as far as to say it is time for us to really evolve in our thinking patterns. In order to deal with a new landscape, one has to observe the view through new eyes. Our current minds were perfect for a […]

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Comparison is the Thief of Joy – July 2017

Comparison is the Thief of Joy This quote from Keith Adams struck a chord with me.  With the advent of social media such as Facebook, where everybody is deliriously happy, and LinkedIn, where everyone is extraordinarily successful; comparison with fabricated images is a recipe for unhappiness.  It is far wiser to gain clarity on one’s […]

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Volunteering: Give and Receive – May 2017

Volunteering – Give without the Expectation of Receiving = Receiving I am always surprised when people compliment me for training guide dogs.  It is an inherently satisfying volunteering activity, not a sacrifice – as is most volunteering.  The key to volunteering is to select something that one finds satisfying and useful, in contrast to giving […]

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Accentuate the Positive – April 2017

Sing the Blues (Away) – Join a Choir Blue eyed people may not know this, but African-Americans sang the Blues to get out of, not into feeling blue.  Research shows that people feel uplifted when they sing in a choir.  So, consider joining one of the very many different types of community choirs.  Or consider […]

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Curating L&D Content – February 2017

Free L&D Content – Some Suggestions for HRD Professionals I have recently discovered a great website for L&D content, much of it free.  They even have a pre-test option so you can get an insight into your current skill level. https://www.mindtools.com/  The shift from getting content information from the “sage on the stage” to a range […]

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Learn, Unlearn & Relearn – November 2016

Learn, Unlearn and Relearn When one reviews over 30 years of lecture notes, session plans, books and documents with the view of deciding what to keep and what to shed, a flood of memories and emotions come back.  So our recent move has been most interesting, stressful and celebratory.  One of the insights I gained […]

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Inventions by Women

Some Inventions by Women

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Developing Resilience

We are living in an increasingly faster paced and complex world.  This takes a toll in terms of stress, psychological and physical wellbeing.  Some manage these demands better than others.  What can we learn from them?  And each other, for most of us have mixed success, we do well in some situations and are woeful […]

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Ignorance in Action

Ignorance in Action There is a risk of over-relying on the democratic process.  Depending on a majority decision when the majority is ill-informed, and/or do not have a vested interest in a good decision, is a recipe for poor decisions.  Sensible parents’ guide their young children in areas such as brushing their teeth and eat […]

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