Lesson Category: Sustain

Novelty fades

The fun run was a roaring success that helped to strengthen relationships between colleagues and established running as a new hobby for a number of participants, many of whom continued with lunchtime runs after the 30 minute extension was removed. However, the event did not achieve its main objective of restoring Zoe’s love for being …

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No resting on laurels

Three months later, Evelyn reflects upon her role in delivering a successful digital transformation project. She is pleased that she received challenging support from James during her annual performance review because she does not feel that her old way of working would have led to such positive outcomes. The trustee’s and management team both congratulated …

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A mentoring magpie

You take this feedback on board by incorporating action plans and email contact into your mentoring programme. Although these additions require extra work, the impact is immediate and you feel that the status of the mentoring programme is elevated by mentees and managers of their respective departments. A few weeks later you are approached by …

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Research, risks and rewards

Geoff agreed to go along with the short and intensive mentoring programme proposed by Mel. When the time came for Mel to make her final decision about starting university or embarking upon an entrepreneurial career she chose what many of her family and friends regarded as the riskier option – setting up her own business. …

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When life imitates art

Writing a script safely returns you to a place of safety and confidence. This time it’s different because you are going to be the main protagonist in your own story, not some fictional character that you have created. You are excited by the challenge of recording your speech and sharing the video online. You also …

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Boot camp graduate

After successfully achieving his Diploma In Education and Training and whilst continuing to benefit from Jayne’s mentoring, Joe’s performance improves and his mentees start to catch up with those in other cohorts. Joe realised that adult learners in the workplace require a different approach to those in the military and he credits this as the …

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The Sleep Doctor

Cressida notices that Steve is looking a lot healthier and seems more alert in morning briefings. When asked about this, Steve discusses the support you have given him and the impact that it has had on his energy levels. Eager to promote and share this success, Cressida congratulates both you and Steve at the next …

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A moral imperative of our time

Your research suggests that more work could be done to support adult learners with their mental health and wellbeing. Mental ill health in society is increasing and it is natural to assume that the added pressure of completing a programme of learning with formally assessed elements could make matters worse.  You feel a responsibility to …

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Recovery mode

Katy responds well to their more focussed mentoring sessions that have a clear link with her personal goal of moving out of the family home and into her own place. Ewan feels as though she has rediscovered her passion for the role that she seemed to have when she first joined the company. However, Katy …

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A damp squib

The podcast interview is released during the final week of Grace’s internship before she returns to university. Grace is disappointed that her internship is coming to an end because she won’t be able to monitor the real impact of the publication. However, during the following months Grace watches the social media engagement from afar and …

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