Strength in action learning

Six months ago I launched ‘Strengths in Action’; a programme co-designed with the senior team of a medium sized young social enterprise. It weaves together action learning and strengths to create new ways of working for the team.

By working with strengths[1] they can address the action learning issues through the lense of what motivates and maximises their potential, both individually and as a team. The issues are drawn directly from those challenges they are facing in the delivering services and growing the business. Read more

Mary Holmes, director Development Solutions


Welcome to my blog. Here you will find short informal articles – quick, easy to read and full of ideas for personal and team development.  In addition, I will provide summaries of my book reviews and comments on books I am reading.

I already have a number of guest bloggers who have kindly agreed to contribute over the coming months – a mix of people with a wealth of experience in the corporate world, large public sector organisations and academics. So, a broad mix offering different perspectives on current topics.

In the coming weeks I am presenting to the Yorkshire Women in Management Group on ‘Growing Resilience’ and attending a coaching network event, all will provide scope for short comments about relevant topics. In addition, I am involved in a project on engaging leadership so will include some material from key reports on that – along with thoughts on that thorny question of ‘how’.

I am very keen to hear what you would like included – so let me know what topics are of interest and what will be useful to you and colleagues.

Best wishes, Mary