Making It Up As You Go Along – is Normal!

75% of people report high levels of imposter syndrome. Another shocking finding from our first cut of the Courageous Success global #beyourselfatwork survey. Self-doubt is at an all-time high.  I shared the first survey results at last weeks HRD Summit, and a live...

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Can You Be Yourself at Work?

Newsflash....... 67% of people feel that they can’t be themselves at work! A shocking insight from the first cut this week of the #beyourselfatwork survey.  With three months left to run, let’s see how the trend continues! Just 25% of us have a manager who is real and...

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How to #beyourselfatwork!

Want to hear me challenge the world on #beyourselfatwork?  I recorded a podcast for this week's HRD Summit. Click here to...

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Be Courageous. Be Agile.

Over 50% of employees are classed as 'non agile'.  Gallup Agility Index Study 2018 In today’s fast moving and rapidly changing world, adaptability and agility are important for companies to stay relevant and successful – adapt or die, is a phrase we often hear. The...

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Have You Been Reported to the Bad Boss Helpline?!

75% of Americans say their “boss is the most stressful part of their workday.”  American Psychological Association, reported in HBR. At one time when I was a teenager, I worked as a waitress in a restaurant.  There was a rota of managers, and for those who worked...

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Right & Rude or Wrong & Apologetic?

In a study of 17,000 individuals worldwide, just 19% of women and 4% of male executives interviewed exhibited self-awareness. Hay Group WOW!  I would say that these figures are low, and it of course depends upon how we measure self-awareness, but in my experience, I...

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Do You Need to Prove Yourself at Work?

Question 10 in the #beyourselfatwork survey asks: How much do you feel you need to prove your competence at work? What makes this question important in creating a trusting environment?  Most of us feel that we need to prove something about our competence, and we find...

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A New Year Guide to Generational Labels & YOU!

Millennials already are the largest segment in the workplace. Within the next two years, 50% of the U.S. workforce is expected to be made up of Millennials. It will be 75% by 2030. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As I interview for the 2020 #beyourselfatwork Global...

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Speaking Up & Supporting Others To.

“A growing body of research has found that when people feel they can contribute their ideas, share problems, and speak up with concerns, they are more satisfied with their job, perform better and are less likely to quit.” From an article in Strategy-business.com about...

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Do You Create a Positive Employee Experience?

“Two out of three businesses are unclear on how to deliver a positive employee experience, whilst 79% believe that creating such an experience directly correlates with improved business performance.” According to new research from Kincentric’s 2019 Global Employee...

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Consciously Give & Make Work Good!

“At some point, you recognise the reason we are all here is to help somebody else — that that is the sole reason we are here. And once you get that in your head, as it turns out, life gets so much simpler.” Apple CEO Tim Cook, as reported by ThriveGlobal, saying that...

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Your Brain at 3am & #beyourselfatwork

“…Between 60% and 70% of spontaneously occurring thoughts are negative.” A study of ‘mental chatter’ by Dr Raj Raghunathan at McCombs School of Business (University of Texas), reported in Psychology Today, asked students to maintain a “brutally honest” record of...

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