Health & Safety, Leadership & Management

Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

Many years ago, going to work filled me with dread. I became ill, taking sick leave to cope with severe anxiety and physical symptoms such as dizziness and nausea. The problem was workplace stress. The cause was my manager. I ended up leaving that job and haven’t experienced any such problems since. But sadly, workplace… Continue reading Trusting and empowering staff is a first step towards reducing stress

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Employment Relations, Leadership & Management

Resolve conflict by concentrating on the interests, not the personalities

Very few people enjoy dealing with workplace conflict. But very few workplaces are entirely conflict free. Even in the best of organisations, people can disagree, fall out, or take a dislike to someone or something. So how do you, faced by two opposing views, stop people from locking horns? Whatever you may think about the… Continue reading Resolve conflict by concentrating on the interests, not the personalities

Leadership & Management, News

New Managers’ Skills Workshop Success

A new half-day workshop from Green Pepper on Skills for New Managers proved to be a success. The event, held on 7 November at the CASE office in Leicester, had a full compliment of 9 new managers from a range of voluntary sector organisations. The workshop looked at different approaches to managing people; and considered… Continue reading New Managers’ Skills Workshop Success

Leadership & Management

Good leadership requires more than vision. It requires trust

In his second blog post for Clore Social leadership, Green Pepper director David Green argues that trust is fundamental to social leadership. As well as financial integrity, an absence of conflicted interests, and ethical investments, David says social leaders should listen to, and above all, value and respect the contributions made by staff and volunteers: "In… Continue reading Good leadership requires more than vision. It requires trust