What is the difference between an optimist and a pessimist? A pessimist thinks that things can't get worse. An optimist thinks that they can.
Latest news, blog posts and articles written by Oasis co-directors and associates. Topics include peer working, collaboration, leadership, organisational development, resilience and wellbeing.
I first came across a poem by Rabbi Alvin Fine when looking for inspiration to comfort a friend who had lost a loved one.
How do we recognise when we have been resilient and how can this help? Learning from your past experiences is always important and I really appreciate this now much more than I did when I was younger.
When people ask me what I do for a living I often ponder if I should give them the short answer or the long answer.
Most of us encounter periods of self-doubt. At a meeting, for example, we may hold back and not express an opinion or suggestion for fear that we might be wrong. Yet we may well find that others voice that very same view.
What is the worst thing that can happen? Can anyone die? This may seem dramatic, but in the beginning of my career that used to be a genuine question I had to consider.
It is common knowledge that first impressions count. I learned this in my teenage years. Before going on a date, I would think of the outfit for weeks; sometimes even buy a new accessory or new apparel.
Our first O Zone of the year is out now!
Resilience is quite the buzzword at the moment. And with the floods causing devastation up and down the country this Christmas, many people have had to strongly rely on theirs.
Oasis’ Seven Stage Model has become a bible to me. I use it as a framework to design all the workshops I facilitate. Yet, recently, I fell into the trap of going too fast and not re-assessing if all the stages were complete before moving on.