• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Creating a thinking organisation

    By Anthony Semann

    Recently I was facilitating a professional development program and posed the following question to the participants ‘Do you define your workplace as a thinking organisation’. This question was met with silence. As such I presented a follow up question, ‘Imagine this, if we were to see employees as a knowledge library, how many books are […]

  • Manage time? Who can?

    By Anthony SemannJune 11, 2020

    Lets face it time waits for no one! Time keeps ticking away regardless of our efforts to squeeze in more and more into our day. The question then stands: Can we really be successful at time management. Clearly no one can manage time. Maybe this is why it is a source of constant frustration for […]

  • 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.