A Deep Breath of Acknowledgement

Wherever you stand today is worth a deep breath of acknowledgement – and appreciation, for that matter.  Wherever you stand today is different from where you stood at the beginning of this year, and there have been losses and gains for you to be where you are today.  This is true of any year, but…

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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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Reset Your Energy & Your Course

Whenever you put two or more people together, a new culture is created between them.  Each person brings their beliefs, values and perspectives to the space they share, and those beliefs, values and perceptions overlap or differ to varying degrees.  As human beings, we’re wired for survival, and we’ve achieved that fairly solidly over the…

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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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Developing Safe Space for Difficult Conversations

Developing a safe space for difficult conversations is hard.  It doesn’t matter what the conversation is about, who’s involved, or whether you’re trying to have it at home, at work, or with a friend – we have an innate fear of being a part of difficult conversations because they are threatening, feel unsafe, and often…

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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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Rebalancing Happiness & Fulfilment

Two years ago, we entered a fascinating time in human history.  Over the past two years, almost everything we thought we knew for certain, had planned to do, or considered normal has been challenged.  There has, and continues to be plenty of change and challenge, mixed with the uncertainty of never quite being able to…

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