Passing on responsibilities – relieved, grateful and just a little hurt

a child, in a pink top, sulking with a very pouty top lip.Today’s blog is about how it feels to pass on responsibilities – call it delegation, team work, spreading the load, call it what you will.

It’s not about how to do it or why to do it. It’s about how you feel when you’ve passed on stuff that’s very close to you and however sensible, right and proper it all is, you notice that part of you hurts a bit. Continue reading

Always good to tidy the office: Rediscovering my strengths

a kids model of Yoda facing off to a model of the Hulk, both set against a bright pink background.Time for something positive.

A year ago I was bought the bestseller Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton. As part of the book, you get a special code to access an online strengths assessment and get sent a report on your top five (of 34 talent themes you could have been allocated). The idea is to build on your strengths rather than to spend time dragging up your weaknesses, as these are not areas where you’ll excel. Continue reading