Call us to find out more 0141 255 2909 Menu

It’s Burn’s Night – Don’t be a Chelsie

It’s Burn’s Night – Chelsie’s back!

 “O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!”  Robert Burns

Translated as: If only Chelsie could see hersel’ as others see her (click the image to see how).

For everybody’s sake, and our mental health:  Don’t be a Chelsie, on Burn’s Night or at work.

Get in touch with us to find out how we can help your organisation.

Headtorch – creating positive mental health at work.

Chelsie just doesn’t see it, does she?

She’s missing a trick.  What is it they say?  A problem shared is a problem halved.  Yet Chelsie’s ego stops her from asking for clarification from the very people who have the answer.

We heard from a manager recently who was facing some difficulties at work.  She could have locked herself away in her office, churned the problems round and round in her head and worried herself to bits.  Instead, she knew instinctively that the best thing to do was to share the issues with her team.

“We’ve got a problem,” she said, “how can we resolve this?”

Of course, the team was more than happy to be involved.  In general, we like being kept in the picture don’t we?  We like to be asked our opinions and let’s face it, we’ve usually got one or two to offer!  How many times have you seen something new happening at work and thought, “I’ve got a much better solution to that – but no-one asked me.”

Unlike Chelsie, this manager had an open attitude, one which makes her and her team a tight unit.  What I particularly liked about her approach was her use of the word ‘we’.  It immediately says, ‘we’re in this together, let’s solve it together’.  It invites ownership, makes us feel valued and that’s great for everyone’s mental health.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Latest News

Self-Awareness – Nick Payne
Nick Payne talks about:  Self-Awareness, everyday tips to supporting people’s mental health at work At June’s First Thursday Wellbeing Hour Nick Payne, On Sales Trade Director at Budweiser Budvar UK Ltd, wowed us with his straight forward approach to self-awareness. Here’s just one example for you: Ask someone you work with – preferably not your best buddy – for feedback. We […]

Read More

Latest News

TACT: Chief Superintendent Catriona Paton
TACT: Tactical Advantage through Changing Thought  – consciously thinking differently Chief Superintendent Catriona Paton wowed us with her presentation. We learned about the importance of being tactical – tackling situations with skill and sensitivity, that personal connection is power and that time is the greatest gift we can give anyone in the workplace… and much […]

Read More

Latest News

Wellbeing Paths & Destinations – Alison Smith
Many thanks to author, speaker, coach and Headtorch Associate, Alison Smith for a tremendous event on Thursday.  Alison talked to us about wellbeing using her poem as stimulus.  The metaphors encouraged us to consider our paths to well-being – as individuals and as organisations.  As always Alison brought plenty of wisdom and laughter. For more insightful blogs […]

Read More

Latest News

Mike Chitty – A Business World That Cares
“Imagine a business world that cares …” Really interesting insights from Mike Chitty on what makes us care and why this is important for organisations. Fascinating and thought provoking talk – thank you Mike.

Read More

Latest News

Geoff McDonald: Work’s Mental & Wellbeing
“The energy of our people is our most important asset” … Geoff McDonald talks passionately about the importance of having the wellbeing of our employees as a top strategic priority. Incredible talk – inspiring, thought provoking, brilliant.  Thanks Geoff – you’re a legend Dude!

Read More

Receive the latest newsletter

Keep up to date with our latest news...