Ageism and the World Health Organization
I recently came across a report, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) : The Global Report on Ageism in 2021.
One of the things that is interesting in this report is how they see the definition of ageism.
Enjoying your work after seventy: How much responsibility do you want?
I remember a very, very experienced professional who’d had some big corporate jobs and as he got older and more elderly, I would meet with him regularly. He told me that now, as he moved into his mid-seventies, all he believe he should do was watch and pray. To acknowledge this, he had a lapel badge with a heron. This is a bird that stands very still watching and then goes in and makes a brief intervention to catch a fish.
Understanding your Ability Environment: Work stress
The AQai model has three strands or domains.
Things you can learn to get better at; things that reflect your response to the challenges of adaptability; things that relate to the environment within which you operate
Understanding your Adaptability Environment: Emotional Health
As far as the environmental profile is concerned in the AQai assessment, environment is all about the situation that you find yourself in and your ability to influence, adapt or renegotiate that environment. The emotional health score is characterised as how often do you feel sadness or stress.
Mental Health – How to Manage your Mental Health
Back in March 2021, Jonathan MacDonald, Kaur Lass and myself had conversations about Mental Wellness Habits, this series of articles is based on those conversations. You can read the previous articles in the series here and here.
Mental Health – Focus and Passion
In my work with CEOs, Portfolio Executives and Charity leaders, I regularly see things that are stress factors. Addressing these is a critical part of what we do with people. I have had people come to me sent by their business partner because their partner recognises that they are literally working themselves to death.
12 Key Attitudes for Success: Attitudes to Habit
So much of lasting change that we can embed in our lives comes through establishing habits, our attitude to habits is crucial to our long-term success. We can go out and do a big push to make something happen but the change you can create by doing 1% better every day for 90 days is almost 2.5 times. Habits are the key, once you’ve established a habit it’s a foundation on which you can build.
12 Key Attitudes for Success: Attitude to Self
Your attitude to self is a critical component of your success. I’ve recently become very interested in the thinking behind the model of Voice Dialogue. The people who founded the movement that has become Voice Dialogue realised, in summary, we don’t have one self.
Mental Health – Psychotic or Self-managing?
It’s hard to miss the increasing call for us to talk about our mental health. The guilty secret of mental illness that has haunted individuals and families is giving way to increasing openness and recognition that mental health is an issue for us all. If this was 25 years ago, I’d be very reluctant to share my experience of a very severe manic episode that I had in my late teens.
Success in Crisis
What do AirBnB, Uber and Groupon have in common? They were all founded during the 2008 banking crisis.
In fact, it was Andrew Wolstenholme who coined the phrase “Never Waste a Good Crisis” in his visionary report on the future of the construction industry as a sustainable, low-carbon industry at its lowest point in 2009.
Should your employer control your love life?
In the era of the #metoo movement, there are many voices suggesting that organisations should actively manage the power relationships between employers, managers and staff to avoid situations of potential abuse.
10 things we learn from Megxit?
Harry has taken the courageous step to reshape his working life and there are lessons for us all:
Turning disappointment into positivity as a Portfolio Executive
One of the toughest things to deal with when you are setting out as a Portfolio Executive is disappointment. You may have felt less sensitive to it when you were in your previous corporate life because you could always tell yourself that the ‘no’ wasn’t really about you – it was because of the organisation.