Bullying & strategic incompetence: an exploration

Bullying behaviour almost always flourishes and becomes embedded in organisations that repeatedly validate and reward strategic incompetence (various definitions at end of article). The reason for this is because most people who bully in workplaces do so because they feel under threat (insecurity, jealously, envy etc) from other colleagues. This isn't about being rude when... Continue Reading →

Film: Are you proud?

The film 'Are you proud?' (Dir. Ashley Joiner, 2018) charts aspects of British LGBTQ+ activist history. In a Q&A session the director said that he wanted to make sure that people understood that the film was made from his perspective and that others may have covered different topics such as the campaign for equal marriage,... Continue Reading →

Why do we undertake Equality Impact Assessments?

Public sector organisations in the UK are expected to pay due regard to their Public Sector Equality Duties. These are to: foster good relations between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; promote equality of opportunity between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; eliminate discrimination, harassment... Continue Reading →

Character strengths – workplace & beyond

Leaders are often able to identify character strengths in others quickly and decisively, which enables them to deploy the right individuals to tasks they are likely to complete successfully. Leaders learn this through experience and knowing their own core virtues - it makes them valuable in terms of deploying teams with a mix of people... Continue Reading →

Inclusive interviews

I was reviewing my training material and found this video that some of you may not have seen. The video, by Heineken, is an example of using one event to benefit many different parts of an organisation (including customers) and making everyone feel included about who gets hired for a job - customers, the interviewees,... Continue Reading →

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