https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3sUWR4FV4 Leaders around the world, in business and government, have been facing enormous challenges at this time. Amid so much uncertainty about Covid-19, how can leaders inspire their teams and colleagues through this time of heightened anxiety? History can certainly serve as a guide. Some of the very best leaders understood how to provide stability, a steady hand, and hope, even when they themselves were uncertain about the road ahead. They did this through their honesty and humanity. They celebrated small victories, even when the losses seemed large. So what does this mean for us today? Leadership is as it [...]
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As we approach the 75 th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) we should have been enjoying big celebrations on a bank holiday weekend to pay tribute to the many millions at home and abroad that gave so much to ensure we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today. But the surreal times that we find ourselves in mean we need to act together as a nation again, but this time to stop the invisible enemy - COVID 19. We can only mark this anniversary from our homes and raise a toast at 3pm ‘to those [...]
Life is confusing at the best of times but Covid-19 has thrown a real curve ball. Or has it? For those of us furloughed, home working or worse, it might have given us the time and space to review our lives, goals and aspirations for the future. Has this pandemic changed any of your priorities for the future? It certainly has made me think twice. When we start talking about setting achievable goals it often seems like a mammoth task and quite unnerving, however if we want that inner peace and contentment from life it is a great place to [...]
Is it a ‘Manic Monday’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsmVgoXDq2w and do you ‘Want to break free’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Mc-NYPHaQ Well it’s the beginning of week 5 in the UK of lockdown and my mind turned to reports of how family life has changed, if at all, now that more of us are at home. Our essential workers are going out to work, but for the rest of us, it means staying at home. But have traditional roles and responsibilities changed? I started thinking about equality in the home which is a common area for discussion, tension and debate and certainly has probably been exacerbated during [...]
As we think about the enormity of what is happening to the world at the moment, it is easy to forget that the Easter Bank holiday is rapidly approaching for us here in the UK. This holiday usually results in a mass exodus as many of us have been planning, then preparing to pack and travel on short breaks maybe overseas or to the coast, the hills or meeting friends and family. For others it will be a time for prayer and reflection, whilst for the younger generation it is generally Easter egg hunts, egg painting and a massive overdose [...]