If you search the Internet you will find many articles about leaving a great legacy and such beautifully worded advice may suggest you think about how to impact your organisation and its people, with your legacy being the relative strength or value of the organisation you have created. But what if you choose to think more broadly
I recently read a great articled called “The Year I Learned to Quit”, in which the author Christine Bader talks about how important it is to know what and when to quit. My favourite quote in the article is: “I’m talking about quitting before the going gets tough. Leaning out. Not pushing yourself beyond what
I’ve been working my way through a [very] long list of articles I saved over the past year (as you do) and I sense a theme emerging: the critical role leaders play in shaping what we think is possible in terms of work-life balance. Senior leaders “set the tone” and make it OK – or
“True self-care is not salt baths and chocolate cake, it is making the choice to build a life you don’t need to regularly escape from.” When I read these words in a post by Brianna Wiest they resonated so loudly they nearly jumped off the page! It took me a while to digest why, but
I recently completed the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life. In the program we were introduced to practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Many people get confused between the two practices, but
Have you ever wondered whether engaging an executive coach is the right thing for you or one of the leaders in your organisation? The author of this article suggests there are eight questions you should ask before making that decision… Is the leader someone who is considered high potential or in a high-impact role? Does the
Are you waiting for the fraud squad to bust down your door? Imposter syndrome is nothing new, but what is it that makes us feel like such frauds? This ABC Health and Wellbeing article on Understanding Imposter Syndrome sheds some light: “Pressuring parents growing up, anxiety, or your own impossibly high standards are said to plant the seed.
I was fortunate enough to recently hear David Rock, Director and CEO of the NeuroLeadership Institute, speak about insight – something most of us would like more of! David noted that as you become more anxious and stressed, you have fewer and fewer insights. He explained that insight is “like a quiet phone ringing at a loud party”, so to achieve