Should Managers shift for Millennials?

I was speaking to a Manager the other day who is having issues with some of his younger staff.  The Millennials, Generation Ys, call them what you will.  He was telling me that he feels he has to ‘mollycoddle’ them to get them to engage with work and really, he thinks they should be just getting on with it. After all, he had to just knuckle down and fit in.  No-one pandered to his every whim just … [Read more...]

Going back to work after stress?

Is this you? Nearly three-quarters of people return to work early when suffering with workplace stress and 16% stay in work after being formally diagnosed with stress.   If you’ve been absent due to stress, did you feel pressured to go back to work because of what your colleagues or your boss might think?  Or were you worried that your work was piling up and the longer you were off the worse it … [Read more...]

What’s all this about Generation Ys?

There has been an awful lot of debate lately about Generation Y as if they are an alien species, recently landed from another planet or a group of homogenous clones out to disrupt and destroy the old order and lay waste organisations and institutions.  Who are these so-called Generation Ys? They are the group of people under 30 years old who have grown up in a very different environment to … [Read more...]

Is your resignation letter always ready?

happy family playing with dog on beach

Last evening I went to a talk by Nancy Honey, who photographed and interviewed 100 British high achieving females including well-known women like Germaine Greer, Shirley Williams and Martha Kearney. We heard about the UK's first female professor of surgery, politicians, scientists, restaurateurs, CEOs, authors, and much more. Many of them are the first women in their fields. What struck me … [Read more...]

What everybody should know about Leaders

Business woman and her team

Do you know what type of Leader or Follower you are? You might think you don’t need to know as long as you are effective, but being aware of your own Leadership approach, or that of the people who lead you, can reduce stress, conflict and tensions, improve performance and lead to better communications. Many executives develop their leadership style early on in their career and it works for … [Read more...]