Helping your staff stay strong

  1. Ownership — focusing on and putting into action what we can control, instead of worrying, especially about issues that we can’t control
  2. Resilience — keeping on hanging on. Noting, along with Martin Seligman (Learned Optimism), that all things are not permanent (the feeling that the situation will never pass), not pervasive (the feeling that the problem controls your whole life) and not personal (the feeling that that this only happens to you, that no-one else is struggling to the same extent that you are)
  3. Optimism — shifting our focus to positives in our lives and making gratitude a way of life on an individual and organisational level
  4. Flexibility and Support — getting to grips with all the inevitable change and knowing when to ask for help, being clear on the kind of help needed and knowing how to ask for the kind of help needed and from whom



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Jonathan Mills

Jonathan Mills


Jonathan has spent over 30 years focusing his efforts on developing people throughout the world. He believes that people have the most impact when stretched.