Catherine Gillespie
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Investing In The Right Relationships

A Harvard Business Review ‘Management tip of the day’ recommended the prioritisation of working and spending time with colleagues that help one to feel fulfilled  and to minimise interactions with colleagues one finds depleting. Essentially the article was a call to action to invest in the ‘right relationships’.I fully agree with the focus on investing in the ‘right relationships’ but perhaps this term firstly needs to be defined. If you happen to be a one person team or a sole…See More
yesterday
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Investing In The Right Relationships

A Harvard Business Review ‘Management tip of the day’ recommended the prioritisation of working and spending time with colleagues that help one to feel fulfilled  and to minimise interactions with colleagues one finds depleting. Essentially the article was a call to action to invest in the ‘right relationships’.I fully agree with the focus on investing in the ‘right relationships’ but perhaps this term firstly needs to be defined. If you happen to be a one person team or a sole…See More
Thursday
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Hidden Agenda

Will the real agenda please stand up!One of the biggest contributors to mistrust between a staff member and their manager is the belief by the staff member that the manager has a hidden agenda.The staff member doesn’t know what the manager’s hidden agenda is but they have such a strong suspicion that one exists they can almost become consumed by trying to work out what it is and devise a number of different scenarios to protect themselves. With this mindset, it almost doesn’t matter what the…See More
Oct 16
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Hidden Agenda

Will the real agenda please stand up!One of the biggest contributors to mistrust between a staff member and their manager is the belief by the staff member that the manager has a hidden agenda.The staff member doesn’t know what the manager’s hidden agenda is but they have such a strong suspicion that one exists they can almost become consumed by trying to work out what it is and devise a number of different scenarios to protect themselves. With this mindset, it almost doesn’t matter what the…See More
Oct 16
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Feeling betrayed at work? Don’t betray yourself

The workplace is a melting pot of people with different personalities, personal values, past experiences and levels of maturity in self awareness and emotional intelligence. This means that each colleague will react to situations in different ways according to their fears and subconscious protection mechanisms.Unfortunately this means that some of your colleagues will react inappropriately and this will be demonstrated in various ways. Some reactionary behaviours can be very subtle (but none…See More
Sep 23
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Feeling betrayed at work? Don’t betray yourself

The workplace is a melting pot of people with different personalities, personal values, past experiences and levels of maturity in self awareness and emotional intelligence. This means that each colleague will react to situations in different ways according to their fears and subconscious protection mechanisms.Unfortunately this means that some of your colleagues will react inappropriately and this will be demonstrated in various ways. Some reactionary behaviours can be very subtle (but none…See More
Sep 23
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Is It Time To Re-Frame The Language?

In an earlier post titled ‘Who Really is the Difficult Conversation For?' I discussed the four stages for ensuring a clear and factual communication exchange that is both productive and constructive. Such a conversation is not just about conveying information, it is also about using the exchange to build rapport, understanding and professional relationships.In…See More
Aug 19
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Collaborative Leadership and LOVE?

Collaborative Leadership and LOVE?I was recently reading an article about the principles of ‘Collaborative Leadership’. The author suggested that “Principled Leadership’ required a leader to be clear about their own values as well as those of the organisation and be able to articulate them. The author then gave examples of the values that they believed embodied the concept of a true leader. These values were listed as:CollaborationGroup wisdomHonestyServiceEqualityTransparencyLoveI was tracking…See More
Jul 1
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

Collaborative Leadership and LOVE?

Collaborative Leadership and LOVE?I was recently reading an article about the principles of ‘Collaborative Leadership’. The author suggested that “Principled Leadership’ required a leader to be clear about their own values as well as those of the organisation and be able to articulate them. The author then gave examples of the values that they believed embodied the concept of a true leader. These values were listed as:CollaborationGroup wisdomHonestyServiceEqualityTransparencyLoveI was tracking…See More
Jul 1
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

To Investigate or Mediate?

Sometimes managing staff can seem like a test of one's skill to be able to delicately walk on eggshells, particularly when one staff member starts making veiled complaints about another. No manager should dismiss or ignore such comments, avoid the conversation, or offer comments of consolation or agreement (either implicitly or explicitly). If a staff member makes a complaint to their manager, then the manager should be prepared to hold that staff member accountable for what they are…See More
Jun 5
Catherine Gillespie posted a blog post

To Investigate or Mediate?

Sometimes managing staff can seem like a test of one's skill to be able to delicately walk on eggshells, particularly when one staff member starts making veiled complaints about another. No manager should dismiss or ignore such comments, avoid the conversation, or offer comments of consolation or agreement (either implicitly or explicitly). If a staff member makes a complaint to their manager, then the manager should be prepared to hold that staff member accountable for what they are…See More
Jun 4
A blog post by Catherine Gillespie was featured

Eddie McGuire and The Bystander

The recent comments made by Eddie McGuire while commentating on the coin toss by Cynthia Banham has had plenty of air time. I question the co-commentators who were laughing and agreeing with Eddie's comments. What is their role as the 'bystander'? We talk about the role of the witness in our bullying and harassment training, we coach staff to speak out and speak up. Mention the phrase: 'The standard you walk past is the standard you accept' and everyone nods in earnest agreement.Obviously the…See More
Apr 9

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Company website/blog
http://www.WorkplaceConflictResolution.com.au
Personal blog
http://www.workplaceconflictresolution.com.au/blog/
How many employees in your company?
1-49
What areas of HR are you particularly passionate about?
conflict resolution
mediation
grievance investigation
communication
leadership
bullying
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Catherine Gillespie's Blog

Investing In The Right Relationships

Posted on November 8, 2019 at 9:26 0 Comments

A Harvard Business Review ‘Management tip of the day’ recommended the prioritisation of working and spending time with colleagues that help one to feel fulfilled  and to minimise interactions with colleagues one finds depleting. Essentially the article was a call to action to invest in the ‘right relationships’.

I fully agree with the focus on investing in the ‘right relationships’ but perhaps this term firstly needs…

Continue

Hidden Agenda

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 10:10 0 Comments

Will the real agenda please stand up!

One of the biggest contributors to mistrust between a staff member and their manager is the belief by the staff member that the manager has a hidden agenda.

The staff member doesn’t know what the manager’s hidden agenda is but they have such a strong suspicion that one exists they can almost become consumed by trying to work out what…

Continue

Feeling betrayed at work? Don’t betray yourself

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 12:00 0 Comments

The workplace is a melting pot of people with different personalities, personal values, past experiences and levels of maturity in self awareness and emotional intelligence. This means that each colleague will react to situations in different ways according to their fears and subconscious protection mechanisms.

Unfortunately this means that some of your colleagues will react inappropriately and this will be demonstrated in various ways. Some reactionary behaviours can be very subtle…

Continue

Is It Time To Re-Frame The Language?

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 8:30 0 Comments

In an earlier post titled ‘Who Really is the Difficult Conversation For?' I discussed the four stages for ensuring a clear and factual communication exchange that is both productive and constructive. Such a conversation is not just about conveying information, it is also about using the exchange to build…

Continue
 
 
 

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