Managing Conflict (When You Are Both Right!)

As workplace psychologists, we are often called upon to assist with conflicts in the workplace.  Many times, we see disagreements that arise on the basis of a difference in interpretation and opinion. In this article, Miriam Yates (Psychologist at Within Consulting) provides some practical advice on managing this situation – in all areas of our lives! (Image Source:

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Positive Neuroplasticity: Hardwiring Behaviour Change and Building Inner Resources

What do you want to become ‘more’ of?  More patient, more confident, more assertive, more light-hearted? This article explores how we can identify the inner resources we need and want to develop, and the practical ways that we can ‘hardwire change’ in our minds. As I mentioned in my previous article, there is a growing body of research in the area of neuroplasticity that supports the idea that our talents, abilities and strengths are not fixed.  We are all very quick to put ourselves (and others) into boxes which limit us.  In fact, we all have the capacity to change, …

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Building a Sustainable Workforce

How do you build a sustainable workforce?  Quite simply, you look after your people so that they look after you. Easy said (I know!) but how do you do this in practice?  Here’s some simple and effective strategies for creating a sustainable workforce.

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Ready for a Change?

To Do or Not To Do…..

Implementing changes in our personal and professional lives can be extremely challenging.  We are wired for safety and nothing quite flicks our safety switch like the prospect of change.  In fact, one of our key survival strategies is to stabilise what keeps changing in order to maintain equilibrium, so our brains are very good at sending us warning signals whenever change is in the air. 

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Strengths at Work

Do you know what your greatest strengths are?  Are you using your strengths at work?  

If you answer yes to both of these questions, chances are you are likely to be more engaged in your work (Lewis, 2011).  In fact, research suggests that knowing your strengths and being able to apply them is the path to a happier and more fulfilling life in general (Seligman, 2006).  

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