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Delphinium's First Top Picks

22nd of November 2022

Exciting Times Ahead!



It’s here! As I mentioned last week, we are moving to weekly emails, which will be shorter but packed with lots of value.

And here’s the first edition.

Thank you to those who got in touch and told us what you’d like to see.

I also talked about doing more in-person workshops in my last email. These are part of a blended programme, which combines self-paced learning, in-person workshops and group coaching.

I’ve got coaching sessions this week, and the HRBP has already shared with me some of the fantastic things the managers are doing after the workshops, but I still can’t wait to see how everyone has got on with their actions.

To keep adding to the good news, we’re building a FREE new resource for you! So, keep your eyes peeled.

The topic of empathy keeps coming up in sessions with leaders at all levels, as well as what more they can do to express empathy. We all know that even though we empathise with people, it can be challenging to know what to say during difficult conversations.

Therefore, we’ve compiled a guide with 25 statements to help you know what to say when you don’t know what to say and show empathy. We are still doing the making pretty and techie side of things. But we’ll keep you updated and let you know when it’s ready to download.

So, without further ado, here’s our top picks for this week…

Article of the Week: The Myth of Multitasking

You might feel like a hero when you successfully juggle multiple tasks at once, but the truth is that multitasking is an illusion. In this article, we explain why and what you can do instead to optimise your productivity.

#TopTip: Taking regular screen breaks can help save your eyesight.

I’ve been taking regular breaks from my computer screen for a long time, but I was informed that it’s not enough.

After a visit to the optician, I discovered the amount of time I spend working at my screen is impacting my far-sightedness, making closer objects appear out of focus.

As my work involves spending a lot of time in front of the screen, I’ve been advised to take more breaks and take them more frequently. This has led to me splitting my working day up more.

I’m not sure how it’s helping my eyesight, but I’m more productive when returning to my desk, and my eyes are less tired at the end of the day.

So, I’ll take that as a win!

Recommended Read: Who Moved My Cheese - Dr. Spencer Johnson

I first read this book about 15 years ago, and I’ve been recommending it to people ever since. Last weekend I went to see The Lion King at the theatre with a friend, and I couldn’t believe she hadn’t read it!

I love this story because it shows us the ways different people deal with change and how to face change positively. Through the four characters: Sniff, Scurry, Haw and Hem, you get a glimpse into how each of us would respond in the same situation.

Which character are you more like? If you’ve read it or when you do, I’d love to know your thoughts!

Blooming Clients

It was a gloomy grey morning when I heard a knock at the door. It was a delivery of flowers from one of my lovely clients. I, of course, immediately rang them to say thank you.

During our call, they mentioned that I had been looking for a pink bouquet to match my brand colours, but during a coaching session, they noticed my office background and decided to get me a bunch that matched.

It’s always lovely to receive a gift, but when someone puts this much thought into it, it makes it all the better.

It was also a useful reminder of how that little extra time to add some personalisation can make a huge impact.

That’s it for me this week, but I look forward to catching up with you again soon!

Kind regards,

Gemma 💜

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