Introducing … Lessons for Living

For over two years now I have been producing the Tip of the Week and I have been pleased with all the positive feedback I have received about the tips during that time. As we now move to our new fortnightly format Tip of the Week will be replaced with Lessons for Living. The focus will remain on effectiveness in working with people and their problems and the ideas will continue to be informed by my experience of over 37 years of helping people in positive, empowering ways. The first Lesson for Living will appear in the next issue.

Best wishes,

Neil Thompson

Age discrimination is still seen as okay in the workplace

Every fortnight or so, 58-year-old James Clark hosts a ‘tea and teach’ session at Barclays’ high-street branch in Ealing Broadway, west London. Clark, a community banker with the retail bank, takes customers through the basics of everything from online banking to email.

The free classes are open to all and, while some young people do attend, most are elderly. The same is true of those who turn to Clark for advice on how the branch’s new electronic service counters operate.

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Valuing diversity: Learning about our history

Who gets included in the story? Runnymede’s History Lessons project asks this question and looks at the importance of presenting diverse stories when teaching history.

You can download both a Runnymede Perspectives Paper, which lays out the research, argument and policy recommendations related to teaching history, as well as a comprehensive resource for teachers who are keen to include diversity in their history lessons

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How to achieve workplace well-being

There are many benefits to a positive workplace – including workers who are happier, more motivated and more productive. From an organizational perspective, too, there is a ripple effect – increasing overall performance, sustainability and resilience within the institution. This informative poster from Change Activation and Noble Concepts Inc. presents ‘5 M’s’ that can be used to create a culture of workplace wellbeing – Mindfulness, Mentoring, Movement, Motivation and Meaning.

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