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The Challenge of Being a Practitioner

This article presents an account from people who are now academic researchers who supported people with learning disabilities in the 1970s and 1980s. It explores how a practitioners and an academic engaged in researching and teaching social welfare issues from a social model and critical rights perspective, remember and have come to terms with oppressive practices from the past. The paper includes instances of resistance to unethical systems and behaviours, but also painful memories of compliance. The authors reflect on their ethical positions in their past practice and discuss the importance of remembering and acknowledging.

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New Energies of Business – Contribution

Sara

Have you noticed that business is changing rapidly and in unexpected ways?  Over at BlissTribe we have started to explore the new energies that will form the platform for business in the future. One of my roles as a business coach is to inspire you to have the awareness that there is a different possibility available from what you see right now.  How do you see the people that you work with in your business?  Are they a contribution or do you just wish they would be?  Does it drive you nuts that they aren’t?  Would you like to change all of this?

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Managing the ‘indispensable’ high performing employee.

Sara
The recent global financial crisis has seen an increase in advice to employees to ‘make yourself indispensable’.  A useful strategy for the employee maybe, but not always ideal for a smart small businesses! Those same high performers have the capacity to hold your business hostage to their demands!  So how do you have high performing team members without making them indispensable? Create a culture of high performance so that the ‘average’ level of performance is higher than expected in most businesses. Create an environment and a culture that offers your people incentive to stay and to perform at their best, without them feeling like they need to instigate the ‘power crazy’ aspects of being indispensable.

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