Am I emotionally intelligent?

When you apply for a new job you may be asked to undertake an EI (EQ) test – Emotional Intelligence. The test is designed to gather information how well you will work with others, your ability to use non-verbal cues to read situations and make assumptions on how you will likely work through challenging personnel... Continue Reading →

Cheers for a champion…YOU!

I listened to a great podcast last week on the power of self-talk. It looked at the psychological benefits of talking to yourself as if you were your best friend. Sometimes we can be twice or three-times as hard on ourselves when working through a problem as we would to a friend or colleague who... Continue Reading →

Talking about failure

So often we hear stories of success - the big wins, the risks and rewards. We write them on our CVs, we talk about them to colleagues at conferences, they are published in journals and they are the subject of performance and salary negotiations. But if everything goes right, what is there to learn? Oset... Continue Reading →

Fighting the war on age

Recently, I was asked to give advice on a complaint related to age discrimination. The focus of the claim was that older members were not allowing younger, less experienced members a chance to go out on the truck and complete jobs. I found this “reverse discrimination” interesting to watch unfold as the complaint was investigated... Continue Reading →

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