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Parenthood on CV?

Should women (or men) who take a so-called career break to raise a family add this to their CV? Averil provides corporate culture context and trends in modern parenting to illustrate the debate. “The best way to becoming good at emotional literacy!” Radio...

The Right to Disconnect

Does the UK need French-style legislation to give workers the Right To Disconnect? As flexible work is here to stay, how do you create healthy boundaries between work and private life? Averil argues that it is mostly a failure of leadership to engage with...

What’s your mission?

Who are you? What difference can you make? Why are you here? Some people just know. Others are on a voyage of discovery. Open-minded exploration is fundamental to happiness. Pay attention and see patterns in your life. What central themes recur? When you pursue a...

Negotiation Skills: natural or learnt?

Negotiating is an essential life skill that we are not always explicitly taught. What are the key secrets of good negotiators? Averil Leimon, Leadership Psychologist and Director of White Water Group, discussed it all with Stephen Jardine on BBC Radio Scotland –...

Straight Talking can be for Good News too

Being a straight talker doesn’t mean that you have to be critical or offensive. We avoid not only confrontation but the good stuff too, suspicious of positive comments as just being a softener before the negative! If you take the opportunity to praise others in a...

The Happiness Formula

A bit of science: Happiness = S+C+V. S is your set range: the way you were born. Some of us are born a bit more grumpy, some a bit more cheerful. It maybe counts for 50% of your long term happiness. C is for circumstances, i.e. climate, wealth, health, marital status,...

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