Author: janehirst

Our F.O.O.D series is back!

One of the things I loved doing last year was putting time into my F.O.O.D. (Fixing the Out of Office Dilemma) concept. And I know those of you who attended the sessions did too. If you haven’t come across F.O.O.D. before, the illustration below gives you an idea of what it’s all about. I devised it…
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We can do it!

Throughout the year, I’ve had some interesting conversations about how we manage to maintain a culture when people are either working in a hybrid or remote way. There’s a concern that it dilutes culture when people aren’t in the office all the time. I know that some organisations have mandated their staff to come back…
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When you say yes ….

Many years ago, I heard the quote from Tim Harford who said, ‘Every time we say yes to a request, we are also saying no to anything else we might accomplish with the time.’  This really resonated with me.  In the past I have been a bit of a people pleaser.  I’d often say yes…
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One step at a time

With the huge array of things we have to do in our life, I feel the best approach is to break everything down into bite size pieces.  When a project is too big, we’re more likely to feel overwhelmed.  Resistance doesn’t need any excuse if it feels we are incapable or incompetent.  Breaking tasks into…
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Living in an uncertain world

Normalising and understanding that uncertainty is a way of life can help us to find our resolve and strength to cope with what comes our way. When we fight it, we make it more difficult for ourselves so the more we can practice coping with unpredictability the more resilient we will become.  Pema Chödrön, the…
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