• 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 […]

  • 3 steps to navigate frustrations

    By Anthony SemannJune 19, 2020

    Have you felt entrapped by the surge of frustration coursing through your body? It can pounce without notice! Sometimes it builds from small things turning into deep murmurings. If it is left to fester it drives varying size wedges between us. To avoid this potential disaster at work we have to be ready with a […]

  • Psychological Capital in the workplace

    By Colin Slattery

    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 […]

  • Let’s talk about etiquette: Facebook and beyond

    By Anthony Semann

    Okay first things first, I am a voyeur when it comes to Facebook. I read more than I contribute, I squeal with joy, I shudder in despair, I am astonished, I am amazed, and sometimes I forget to breathe in despair with some things that I read online. Welcome to the world of Facebook. A place […]

  • Trust me, I’m a professional

    By Philip Butler

    I am always a bit unsure what to think whenever I hear early childhood educators discussing the topic of professionalism and whether they are, or are not professionals. Since I first started teaching over two decades ago I always just assumed I was a professional. Who says I’m not? Why do educators even question this? […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]