In our productivity obsessed culture it’s SO easy to get carried away with work. To spend so much time working that you start feeling guilty when you’re not. Know what I mean? Now don’t get me wrong, I work hard. I really enjoy digging in and getting stuff done. But I play hard too.[…]
The week-end of Friday 7th July was one I had been looking forward to; it was the date we ran our first residential programme. We have many people to thank for their ideas, good wishes and support in bringing that initial idea into a reality.
I’ve had the pleasure of coaching professionals at all levels of large organizations and I can tell you this: whether their title has had Chief, Director, Manager, or Assistant in it, every single one of them has felt inadequate at some point in their careers. Think of the most self-assured, confident person you know. Even[…]
You know that feeling. Stomach churning, wishing the ground would swallow you up, you feel like a bag of nerves with sweaty palms and tunnel vision. Causes include having to deliver an important presentation or meeting the in-laws for the first time? I know I’ve had this feeling. What’s happening to you when you feel[…]
I remember standing in front of a group of managers and being asked to demonstrate what I meant by “breathing well.” I have to admit at first I thought they were pulling my leg but no this was a serious request. I realized they must be thinking, “Surely you just breathe in and breathe out[…]
Why is it that some people can handle feedback and others take it badly? Is it something about their personality, their approach, their skill level or something else altogether? Well this is a conversation I get into quite a lot, probably because I believe it’s soooo very important. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about[…]
Okay, so the holidays are over. They might not have been as relaxing as you’d hoped but at least you managed to get some time to de-stress, kick back and enjoy life. And why not, you worked hard throughout the year. And as you prepare to psyche yourself up for work in the New Year,[…]
This week’s post is a little out of the ordinary. It’s not to do with the perspective of busy professionals or corporate working-life. This week I go heart-to-heart and tell you about a special relationship in my life.
Saying ‘yes’ to every request for your time may win you friends in the short run but is likely to leave you feeling burdened and exhausted. Ever notice how some people just have the knack to do this well? They are able to empathise with you so you feel ‘heard’, use the right words so[…]
Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder what you’ve done? Wonder how you’ve managed to lose all those hours and achieve so little? The problem is there are so many distractions, but today I want to talk about one in particular.