304, 2020

The importance of Good leadership, post COVID-19 by Natalie Joyce (Manager of Entree reception services @ Vacherin)

By |April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized, Writings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The importance of good Leadership post COVID-19 With the pending reestablishment of workplace environments following the global pandemic, how do we resume our work environments and reengage our teams? How do we return to “business as usual”? Leadership is the key but most importantly effective leadership to ensure inspiration, reassurance and the upmost support, empathy & compassion. The coronavirus pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on leaders in all types of [...]

3003, 2020

How to Take Control of an Uncontrollable Situation by Jules Domanski

By |March 30th, 2020|Categories: Experiences|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you’re waking up every morning these days and going ‘is this really my new reality?’ It feels like we’ve all been dumped into the storyline of some weird dystopian YA novel. Except unlike in those novels, our happy ending isn’t quite in sight yet. And for someone who is used to waking up every day with a solid plan and a set of expectations I’m [...]

910, 2019

The health of the people is the highest law (World Mental Health Day 2019)

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: Writings|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s a plaque on The Walworth Clinic in Southwark, London, that the 176 to Tottenham Court Road has driven me past for the last two years. It reads that ‘The Health of the People is the Highest Law’, or in Latin (from its origins in Cicero's ‘De Legibus’) “Salus populi suprema lex esto “. This phrase has been on my mind for a while, and became a backdrop for [...]

2309, 2019

Why We Glorify Neglecting Our Wellbeing In The Workplace

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Writings|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a classic humble-brag in the hospitality industry and it comes in a hundred different and ever more dramatic forms: ‘I haven’t taken a single sick day in five years.’ ‘I once broke four fingers / sliced my hand open / passed out at work and I stayed to finish the shift.’ ‘I’ve worked fifteen days in a row with maybe three hours of sleep a night.’ When people [...]

2309, 2019

For The Record – You Don’t Need To EARN Rest

By |September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Writings|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A few months ago, I visited Monkey World in Dorset. I usually feel a bit weird about seeing living things so faraway from their natural habitat, but it is clear to see that at Monkey World, the animals are impeccably well cared for. They are relaxed, well-fed and look like they are having fun – a world away from the laboratories and pet trades thy were rescued from. Continue reading [...]