One of the qualities I value most in people is kindness; they could be brilliant at what they do, at the top of their field, earning a fortune, but if they are carelessly unkind they cut no ice with me. In my experience kindness is somewhat under rated in the world of work. It rarely features on any job description and people are not usually praised at annual review for being kind. It probably comes under the heading of ‘soft
We’ve been busy getting ready for our London Licensing course for the last few weeks. It feels like quite a milestone. In February 2013 there was just one RenewYou specialist. Me. Last year I did something I’d thought about for years but for one reason and another I hadn’t done anything about it. Which meant my dream stayed a dream, as dreams do until you take your courage in your hands and actually do something. Of course I was a
I am glad that we are honouring the men of World War Two; I find it moving and poignant. However, it’s good to remember the contribution of women too, as in this picture of women working behind the scenes at Bletchley Park. RenewYou is my one day personal development programme for women, licensed to excellent trainers across the world. Check out your nearest one.
Shona Easton is a bag lady, in the nicest possible way. She’s a bag designer. If you’ve ever wondered how you become a bag designer we’re about to find out. Shona has been running her own business since 1996 and her own designer label launched in 2002. Jane: Shona, do share, how does one become a bag designer? Did you leave education with the idea of designing bags? Can you do a course in bag design? Shona: Not a course
Above, Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested by police as she protests at women not having the vote. This is why I have voted in every single election I have ever had the right to. Always vote, it matters. P.S. RenewYou is my one day personal development for programme for women, licensed to excellent trainers across the world. Check out your nearest one.
Just spotted this from the Association for Psychological Science. In brief, they have carried out some research that says if Dads get very involved in housework and chores within the home, they are more likely to have daughters who will look outside traditional careers for women and go high flying. Isn’t that brilliant news! Presumably most men who defy the statistical norm are men who are pro gender equality anyway so I hope that hasn’t skewed the research. But what