"Option A is not available. So let's just kick the shit out of Option B." I recommended this book to a friend before I had even read it. I'd read a magazine interview with Sandberg in which she'd talked about the death of her husband Dave and the 'Option B' advice she'd been given when … Continue reading Review: Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy – Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
I struggle to hear the word ‘proud’ without hearing Heather Small and in the past I’ve also struggled to answer this kind of question. Talking about what makes us proud can feel a bit awkward - us Brits aren’t particularly good at celebrating our successes. Modesty, self-deprecation and underplaying our achievements are often a better … Continue reading What are 3 things that make you feel proud?
Since starting my business, there's been one question I've been asked over and over again: "What exactly is resilience?" I usually head straight for the dictionary definition that's on my homepage - the ability to spring back, rebound or overcome adversity; achieving good outcomes regardless of life events or circumstances - and that, plus the shorter version … Continue reading What is resilience – and how can we build it?
For 14 years, it’s been September rather than January that’s heralded the start of a new year for me, signalling the start of a new term, but a return to the familiar, a place where I had worked, taught, grown and had the privilege to lead, support and develop others. Last year, September was about … Continue reading New beginnings