Joy in work – pictorial 

Free for anyone to download and use.  As someone who loves fun, joy, creativity and inspiration, when I read the IHI white paper on joy in work – a picture started to form in my head.  I would like to credit and reference the IHI.  I hope this helps someone, somewhere. 

The power in a Smile – pictorial

Sometimes things just float by in my head and I’ve got to draw them otherwise I get restless. Smiling is such a simple thing, but sometimes, we overlook how powerful it can be. It connects on an emotional level with people, is so easy to do and brightens the day up. Smiles share happiness.  I drew this because I think…

Don’t give up on your dreams – Pictorial 

Wanting to be successful, ambitious and having dreams are all similar.  What stops you from being able to achieve these things? Is it yourself, the environment or other people?  Do you ever think what you want to do is not realistic, too difficult or just a fantasy?  If they were all easy to do, no one would have dreams. If…

Appreciative Inquiry Pictorial 

What’s great about Appreciative Inquiry (A.I) is that it not only focuses on all the good/positives, it’s framework also supports leaders be more positive, supportive, fuel creativity, encouragement and kindness.  Many models and approaches emphasise “problems” or what you are doing “wrong” that needs “improvement”. It’s quite a negative starting point isn’t it?  I know some people will say you…

Why Nurses are amazing (like all other healthcare staff) 

I have tried to write a few words relating to this pictorial but deleted them each time – they don’t do justice to what I’m trying to say. I’ve found this old poem I wrote when I left a Hospital which I think will cover what I’m trying to express: 

Pictorial: Policies 

There are so many layers: strategies, accounts, policies, standard operating procedures, appendicies, flow charts, risk assessments…papers papers papers. It’s no wonder people can’t remember them all. I wonder if we get it right first time, made them understandable, accessible and useful could we reduce the rest of that paper? Classic response when things go wrong: policy not followed. I remember…