Prospect Resources

Please take a look through our free resources for tips, advice and blogs on a range of subjects. You can jump to subjects through the selection menu on the right.

 

Practical Tips for Home Working

Working from home can bring big changes to your workflow and can be difficult to adapt to. Below you can find blog posts, links, videos and resources that we believe will set you in the best stead for doing your best work from home.

Blog Posts

Jackie Barringer has written some blog posts with tips for working from home. Click the links below to read them.

More to follow...

 

Personal Resilience

There are many personal resilience tools which can be utilised during challenging times. We will be adding blogs, links and resources to this page which we believe you may find useful for building your personal resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jackie Barringer has written the below blog post on how you can be proactive as a leader during times of chaos, using Stephen Convey's Circles of Influence. Click on the link to read the post.

 

Navigating Chaos and Uncertainty

The language that we use when talking about Covid-19 is important. Click here for a useful infographic that gives examples of which metaphors to embrace and which to avoid.

 

There are more useful tips on how to frame our language when talking about Covid-19 to avoid evoking fear in this blog written by narrative expert Ella Saltmarshe.

We found this article, entitled Leadership in Time of Crisis, very useful when looking at how we can support people to lead confidently in complex systems during times of crisis. 

Jackie Barringer has written a two part blog on developing strategy in times of uncertainty as a leader:

Here you can find Part 1 and Part 2.

 

Creativity

Matt Worden has written his thoughts on creativity, well-being, and purpose and has also provided a drawing exercise to show that we can all draw!  Take a look and challenge yourself at his blogpost here.

 

Personal Reflection and Learning during Change

Below is a video by Matt Worden, Prospect Associate and Arts Expert, who has been helping people capture their ‘here and now’ sense making by capturing live discussions via Zoom in illustration. Matt has a great talent in observing and listening and translates this into powerful drawings.

Leila Williams, Prospect Associate, has written this personal comment piece about major transformation in health and care after Covid-19’.

Carol Bushell, Prospect Associate reflects upon personal identity in the past, present in lockdown, and post lockdown, and supports her reflections in a personal and powerful podcast through her love of music.

As a very busy mum during lockdown, Catherine Barber-Brown has written a blog sharing some of her personal approaches to supporting herself and her family – many of which may be helpful to others.

Below is a list of documentaries and films we recommend for personal education and reflection about anti-blackness, injustice and racism:

  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) Göran Olsson

  • Daughters of Dust (1993) Julie Dash

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Barry Jenkins

  • I am not your Negro (2017) Raoul Peck

  • Fruitvale Station (2013) Ryan Coogler

  • 13th (2016) Ava DuVernay

  • The Central Park 5 (2012) Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

  • Selma (2014) Ava DuVernay

  • Malcolm X (1992) Spike Lee

  • Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele

This Wheel of Life exercise is a great way of keeping on top of your balance of life.