• Do you know your strengths?

    By Colin SlatteryJune 16, 2021

    There is a considerable body of evidence detailing the benefits of using our strengths. However, research has also revealed the following: Only about one-third of people can identify their own strengths (Hill, 2001); and Only 17% of people say they use their strengths ‘most of the time’ each day (Buckingham, 2007). So what does this … Read more

  • Finding your inner strength – using strengths at work

    By Colin SlatteryJuly 6, 2020

    Many of our courses and team-building activities have an element of a strengths based approach within them. Why’s that? The research on strengths and their use in the workplace provides a compelling argument as to why organisations could incorporate strengths on a more regular basis. But first, what is a strength? A strength can be … Read more

  • Where’s my……….

    By Colin SlatteryJune 23, 2020

    With the popularity of webinars and other on-line methods of learning, Semann & Slattery is often asked, ‘WHERE IS MY STUFF?’ The ‘STUFF’ usually consists of: Certificates Links to webinars Think sheets – resources NESA hours (for teachers registered in NSW) Here are some tips to make sure you get your stuff delivered to the … Read more

  • Psychological Capital in the workplace

    By Colin SlatteryJune 19, 2020

    In this blog we will introduce the concept of positive psychological capital and the four key theories that build positive psychological capital (PsyCap). What is psyCap? Psychological Capital can be defined as: “An individual’s positive psychological state of development that is characterised by: having confidence (self-efficacy) to take on and put in the necessary effort … Read more

  • Is it time for your mid year rev up?

    By Colin Slattery

    We have past the middle of the year, the winter solstice has come and gone, and we anticipate warmer days ahead. While you might not be quite ready for your annual spring clean, perhaps it’s time to give yourself a bit of a lift, to reenergise and reinvigorate yourself so you are at your best … Read more

  • Everything you always wanted to know about coaching

    By Colin Slattery

    Everything you always wanted to know about coaching and were too afraid to ask! What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘coaching’? Most probably the answer is sport! Certainly, coaching has connections with sport, and draws on theories and research from sports psychology. It also draws on business consulting and management training, education … Read more

  • Strengths spotting

    By Colin Slattery

    Much has been written about the benefits of using our strengths across all aspects of our lives. Interestingly, many of us have difficulty identifying strengths. In addition, most people who can name their strengths say they don’t use them all that much (Biswas-Diener, Kashdan & Minhas, 2011). There are a number of questionnaires and assessments … Read more

  • Mentoring. A literature review

    By Colin SlatteryJune 2, 2020

    Mentoring, occurs when an experienced role model offers support to another person and is acknowledged as a successful professional development strategy in a variety of fields; with numerous models implemented across disciplines.

  • Shhh! Wanna hear a secret? Gossip at work

    By Colin Slattery

    We’ve all been told that gossip and rumour is an evil scourge of the workplace and must be stopped at all costs. There are numerous articles offering advice on how to kill the poisonous grapevine. We follow this advice and then wonder why it doesn’t work and the grapevine continues to flourish. The reason is … Read more