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Balanced Living

With the Rugby World Cup over it seems we can now breathe a sigh of relief. The mayhem is over, we can celebrate the win, bask in the glory as a nation and get on with every day life…. until the next big thing. Recently speaking with friends, family and colleagues, it seems to be… Read more

Returning Mothers – A Manager’s Perspective

Last month we wrote about the phases of motherhood from a mother’s perspective.  This is one side of the coin, with the other side of the coin (in a professional context) being the manager’s perspective. For the manager of a new mum, it’s a transition into a new team structure (without the mother), sometimes with… Read more

The Phases of Motherhood – A Mother’s Perspective

Women have been having children for years, it’s no big deal; I am going to continue with my ‘normal’ life once the baby comes along; surely she can continue with her workload immediately when she returns, she hasn’t been gone that long. These are all comments we still hear today, where people still have the… Read more

Look in the Mirror

I was talking with a group today and after listening to the conversation for some time, I realised that a lot of the people involved in the discussion weren’t happy with how they saw themselves. If they were to hold a mirror in front of them, they saw only the flaws and what was missing…. Read more

The Silver Bullet

There seems to be a common theme within the human resource space to want to have the latest and greatest ‘tools’ for leadership development. This isn’t necessarily a good or a bad thing, what I would say is when new tools are constantly thrown in the mix of existing tools within an organisation, it can… Read more