Why I became involved in diversity & inclusion: #InThisTogether

Mercer certainly wasn’t my first job, but more than any other role, my passion for diversity and inclusion, and in particular LGBTQ+ issues has really come to a fore – so what triggered this? I’ve been gay all my life – although not always open.  I understand how it feels to be on the outside;… Continue reading Why I became involved in diversity & inclusion: #InThisTogether

4 tips on getting over a negative work situation

Everyone has faced / will face many hurdles and challenges in life – work, home, love life. It’s part of growing up, and becoming who we are.  Dealing with work challenges can be really tough, as we often feel the need to hide our true feeling as we work through the change.  Having recently faced… Continue reading 4 tips on getting over a negative work situation

Are you challenging you people enough – or too much?

I believe that my people are capable of ANYTHING.  No, really, I genuinely  see no limitations to their potential.  It took me years to feel so confident in the team I work with, and I feel proud to be in this head space.  When you believe in your people; you trust them, and their decisions;… Continue reading Are you challenging you people enough – or too much?

The importance of setting personal development goals

In a recent appraisal, I was challenged by my boss on setting personal development goals, asking me to articulate what I needed to work on to achieve where I want to reach.  To be honest, this was a bit of a curve ball.  Like many readers, I spend a lot of time focusing on developing… Continue reading The importance of setting personal development goals

Team spirit – what to look out for to know you’ve got it

One of the most important aspects of work culture that any line manager or leader needs to nurture is a strong sense of team spirit.  Open and honest communication, a collective set of goals, a great work environment and the right mix of skills and personality will help you create the ultimate team.  So once… Continue reading Team spirit – what to look out for to know you’ve got it

Internal Communication – 5 tips to make it work!

I often think that communication has been the biggest cause of war, misery and unhappiness in this world.  Whether it’s not enough communication, poorly done, badly timed or intentional misinformation, the effect of communication on our daily lives is becoming ever more important.  In the work place, most businesses are still missing the mark.  Some… Continue reading Internal Communication – 5 tips to make it work!

Diversity & Inclusion: Stop judging!

A colleague recently sharing an exceptional article about a visionary man, eBay’s Chief Diversity Officer, Damien Hooper Campbell.  Damien takes a bold and refreshing look about diversity and inclusion (D&I) and challenges us to think about it in a different way.  Once you’ve read the article, you’ll realise how we have compartmentalised, “proceduralised” and turned… Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion: Stop judging!