All I need is within me

All I need is within me

‘An increase in sick days and an increase on the scale of depressive symptoms were associated with lower odds of being self-sufficient’. (BMC Psychology Study August 2020) You may have heard the affirmation ‘All is within me’.  There are various YouTube videos and...

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Changing lives at work

Changing lives at work

Just over 25% say that their manager is being the best of themselves at work. (#beyourselfatwork Global Survey 2020) When you start work each day are you focused on the delivery or the impact that you are making?  Do you realise the opportunity that you have to impact...

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Self disruption for growth – got the courage?

Self disruption for growth – got the courage?

We talk about market disruption, but are you ready to disrupt yourself? ‘2021 will be the year of transition. Barring any unexpected catastrophes, individuals, businesses, and society can start to look forward to shaping their futures rather than just grinding through...

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Hurrah – scrapping unconscious bias training!

Hurrah – scrapping unconscious bias training!

‘Unconscious bias training" is being scrapped for civil servants in England, with ministers saying it does not work’. (BBC News) ‘The training, intended to tackle patterns of discrimination and prejudice, is used in many workplaces.  The government says there is no...

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Is 2020 the most stressful year in your history?

Is 2020 the most stressful year in your history?

Three out of four workers have struggled at work due to anxiety caused by Covid-19 (Telus) Each month approximately 409 million people view a Blog, not quite that many read mine yet!  That’s apparently more than 20 billion pages. And part of the reason may be that...

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Blaming bad managers…?

Blaming bad managers…?

84 Percent of U.S. workers blame bad managers for creating unnecessary stress. (Business Wire August 2020)   We know from our studies that only 25% of people say that their manager is being the best of themselves at work.  What is getting in your way of being your...

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Could giggling lift your ambition?

Could giggling lift your ambition?

60% of women asked questioned whether they actually want to progress when considering what they perceive is currently required to move up in their organization.  Ouch! (Forbes) Whatever gender you choose, is the current set of challenges in the working world affecting...

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A characterful choice to matter more at work…

A characterful choice to matter more at work…

The Mental Health Foundation gives a 10 point plan for looking after your mental health.  Number one, “Talk about your feelings”.  Also, in the top 10 are “Doing something you are good at” and “Accepting who you are”.  (YES!!! #beyourselfatwork) Virtually everyone’s...

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What everyone should know about everyone else…

What everyone should know about everyone else…

75% say their inner voice is very critical. (Courageous Success Research 2020) This week I was asked the question, “What do you wish everyone knew about your industry?”  I wrote it down.  What a fascinating question!  My immediate thought was, “What do I wish everyone...

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What would you be like waiting to be president?

What would you be like waiting to be president?

“I’m trying to remind myself that I’m worried because I care...” (Amy Gallo, author of the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict) What must it be like having to wait to find out if you are the next US president?  With the UK going back into a national lockdown and...

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Addicted to external rewards?

Addicted to external rewards?

Setting and achieving goals, clear expectations, recognition, feedback, as well as encouraging management all contribute to an increase in workplace motivation. (Anonymous quote) Urgh!  Who motivates you?  Your manager?  Your kids?  Your partner?  Your results?  Your...

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Can you be a control freak at work?

Can you be a control freak at work?

62% of us are constantly adapting, changing and controlling to impress others at work. (Courageous Success Research 2020) Can you be a control freak at work? Here in the UK we are learning to live with the day to day challenges of change.  Changes in messages from the...

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