November Strategy – Breathe & Connect

November, the last month of the year, is upon us.  Yes, I know that November’s not really the last month of the year….but my goodness, sometimes it feels like it!!  It’s certainly the last month of full production and any kind of linear structure recognisable as a full month and, regardless of your industry, December…

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Handling Change, Assuaging Self-Doubt

Over the past few years, we’ve weathered several cycles that have caused us to reconsider whether we’re happy, whether life is working for us and what we’d like it to look like.  The mental shift of reconsidering causes stress and discomfort when we first realise that we’re not comfortable with the status quo, even before…

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Ending the Year Strong

October is always a great time of the year to reassess and refocus.  The time remaining in the current year is short and elusive.  Energy is flagging at the exact time we realise we need to push, and the oncoming year is starting to broach the horizon.  This year is no different to any other,…

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The Leadership of Guiding Change

Guiding change is described as managing, mobilizing, understanding, and leading change.  It includes knowing how to mitigate consequences, overcome resistance to change, and deal with the reactions that team members may have to that change. Leadership itself IS all about change, not status quo – and guiding change takes some particular insight and care.  “They”…

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YOU Are An Integral Cog – Here’s Why

The word “system” has two suggested definitions.  Firstly, it refers to a set of principles or procedures according to which something is done – an organized scheme or method.  Secondly, it refers to a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network; a complex whole. In my previous article,…

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Honesty. Respect. Integrity. Trust.

All human beings have similar wants and needs.  We want honesty, respect, integrity, and trust.  These four are intricately linked together.  We want to belong to something bigger than ourselves and to matter. Wanting honesty, respect, integrity and trust is about wanting to live in an environment in which we feel safe.  It’s about wanting…

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Pause. Breathe. Reassess.

Occasionally, we just need to pause.    When we find ourselves with a churning or anxious mind, we need to pause.  When we feel overwhelmed or unsure, we need to pause.  When our nervous systems are caught in a state of fight or flight, constantly waiting for the next fire that needs extinguishing, we just need to…

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How Responsible Is TOO Responsible?

Responsibility is a spectrum – meaning there’s a line ranging from completely irresponsible all the way to destructive over-responsibility… and all of us are on it somewhere.  We all know that personal responsibility is something we start to learn early in life – brush your teeth, make your bed, represent yourself well, be nice to…

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Balanced Self-Management

When was the last time you felt happy and successful?  What are the indicators for you that you’ve arrived there? The latest module of a parenting course I’m on suggests that every parent’s wish for their child to be happy and successful is often what creates children reliant on outside recognition to judge whether they’re…

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Leadership That Creates Energy

Leadership is neither a destination nor a finite skill set.  It is a constantly developing journey of awareness and elevation.  Some choose leadership and others arrive there without realising the role they had agreed to would require them to lead.  Even those who choose it are seldom fully prepared for where it takes them.  Leadership,…

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