Articles by Barry Winbolt
Have you ever wondered why, despite so many best intentions, we still fly off the handle over something trivial? Or perhaps when some well-intentioned soul tries to engage you on an important matter you just keep changing the subject? Why does this happen, and what can we do about it?
At some point in our lives we can all benefit from talking to someone outside our family or friends about something that is troubling us. But how to go about finding someone? This articles outlines some popular schools of therapy and gives pointers on how to go about choosing a therapist.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) can be used as a facilitation tool to help teams and organisations understand how they have created success in the past, and how to do more of it. This article explains a little more about the approach and suggests how AI could benefit teams and organisations in creating sustained and enduring growth. Article – Appreciative Inquiry√
Although it only makes the news where physical attack is involved, staff in the care sector are at high risk from verbal attack when at work. These incidents are widely under reported, yet they result in anxiety, stress and even trauma and depression for people subjected to such attacks. This article explains how employers can take steps to protect their staff.
In the minds of many senior executives bullying and harassment are problems that exist in other organisations but not their own. If they think about it at all, such matters are the province of the HR department. This being so, only rarely do they reach the ears of top management and never the boardroom agenda.
A certain amount of banter and even more robust exchanges are a natural part of workplace lore. But this can get out of hand and causes harm where none was intended. Whether incidental or intentional bullying does untold harm and much of it goes undetected, often because managers are unsure about what actually constitutes bullying. and what to do about it.
We all meet people who appear to persistently use tactics we find difficult to get their own way, those who routinely act in a way that causes upset or inconvenience to others. It may be that they shout, throw tantrums, threaten or intimidate us, or it may be something less obvious and more manipulative. Whatever it is you can learn how to work round it and thwart the behaviour.
“The practice of asking positive questions not only brings out the best in people and organisations, it also amplifies and magnifies the most positive life giving possibilities for the future” (Whitney et al). This article will summarise some ideas central to Appreciative Inquiry with the aim of giving some understanding of the value of the [...]