Support your middle managers

Support your middle managers

The lynch pin of any organisation is their Middle Managers – they are the unsung heroes who try to implement dictates from above to some colleagues who are unhappy/change resistant/fearful, whilst motivating them to do the job more efficiently in an “agile” and more...
Cortisol – the stress hormone

Cortisol – the stress hormone

When I ask my delegates if they have heard of Cortisol there is usually a mixed response.  Some have heard of it but don’t know what it does and it becomes evident that it is not a well understood hormone. Basically it is an anti-inflammatory chemical which acts to...
What is your definition of mental health?

What is your definition of mental health?

For some time, I have realised that there is confusion in the term “mental health”. What is your definition of this topic?  WHO define it as: “A person’s overall emotional and psychological condition”.  This seems to me very generalised, requiring an adjective...
Mental ill health in the workplace

Mental ill health in the workplace

When a colleague at work turns up with a plaster cast or plastic surgical boot they are usually greeted with sympathy and sometimes banter but adjustments are made to make them comfortable and able to do their job as well as possible. This is not always so, when a...