Personality at Work

Nicky Dulieu (CEO of Hobbs) has called on women to be more authentic at work. Market research by her business found that one in three women prefer a male to a female boss because women ‘lack personality.’ I read it with a balanced view of humanity and thought ‘yes, yes, we must let our personality shine’ on the one hand and on the other, ‘oh no, that’ll be some poor so and so’s downfall!’ No matter how ballsy you are I expect there have been times you’ve stuffed... Read More

Change Fest’ – Spotting Opportunities

It’s January and if you’re looking to make a change, this insight from the world of psychology will be a help. This was first written and published as a ‘Flourishing Female’ column in January 2012. Do you know how amazing your mind is? How awesome you are?  Yes, you are astonishing.  How about that as a welcome to January?  (But no, this isn’t a celebration of how well you did managing all those people, presents, palaver and general overwhelm at Christmas –... Read More

Opportunities

Do you know how amazing your mind is? How awesome you are?  Yes, you are astonishing.  How about that as a welcome to January?  (But no, this isn’t a celebration of how well you did managing all those people, presents, palaver and general overwhelm at Christmas – although I’m sure you’re very deserving of praise on that front too). It’s astounding what complex things your brain undertakes every day and in this short Flourishing Female mailing I’d like to showcase... Read More