• Jo Chapman

What difference do you want to make?

It’s that time of year where we get focused, we think about the year ahead, ask ourselves where do we want to be in 12 months?

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions or perhaps list out our intentions. Give up smoking (do people still do that?), eat less meat, get more fresh air, read at least a book a month (from my own list 🤣), eat more ice cream (I could get behind any intention to do that!), start Couch to 5k (but only if it’s Sarah Millican coaching you), run up Mont Blanc (sounds like a bit too much work to me) and the possibilities go on.

I love a good list. And who can deny it’s good to get some focus.


So, what does that look like in the workplace? What are you aiming to achieve? What difference are you trying to make?

Maybe you just want to keep your head down, crunch through your targets, avoid burnout, take your allotted holiday time! Fair enough…it is only work and you have a life, right?

Maybe you just want to be kind #bekind (I stole that from another leader who I was chatting to this week). Maybe you want to look after yourself more, focus on your wellbeing (we've got another blog about that).

But what about your team? What difference do they want to make? What do they need to be able to thrive, to work with purpose? What’s your role in helping them achieve their ambitions?

Have you asked them?

Whether or not you’re a fan of setting resolutions / intentions maybe there is one you can do this year……focus on creating the best possible environment to help your team thrive, work with purpose and make a difference.

Or will you all just end up dragging yourselves into Christmas 2022 and wishing you could have changed things, created something better?

If you want any help in this space, get in touch. Even if it’s just a (virtual) coffee and a chat.