• Discovering Professional Resilience During Uncertain Times. When The Going Gets Tough….

    By Karen WarringtonAugust 10, 2020

    And so the day begins.  Another day of watching and waiting for the news that could possibly set a new and unchartered direction for us all.  Every day seems to be just like the last. Today of all days has been the end of a particularly anxious wait for our community.  Another day of uncertainty […]

  • Living in the Arena: Courageous Leadership

    By Michelle WalkerJuly 27, 2020

    ‘If you are not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback!’        Brene Brown. Living in the ‘Arena’ of leadership means you are going to get dirty; you are going to fail, and not everyone is going to agree with what you do or say. In my 25 years […]

  • Restorative Conversations

    By Anthony SemannJuly 20, 2020

    We all have moments at work where we either want to scream or stomp a little! When communicating with colleagues becomes difficult or near impossible we need a new strategy to overcome the ‘communication hurdle’. A brillant tool for achieving this goal is called Restorative Practice, or as I like to call them restorative conversations. […]

  • It’s not what you say that matters. It’s what you do!

    By Anthony SemannJuly 13, 2020

    Words are just words, and in the world today there are consulting firms and marketing agencies employed to advise leaders about what to say and how to say things. However, in the end, all that matters is what you do, not what you say. The words we use, the values we espouse, and the impressive […]

  • 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 […]