The power of busyness for the imposter!

The power of busyness for the imposter!

67% of people feel that they can’t be themselves at work. (2020 Global #beyourselfatwork Survey) This week has been back to back crazy busy.  Workshops, webinars, iAM calls, even more innovation and projects.   One of those weeks that you have when you dive in and...

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Laying yourself bare to get the job?

Laying yourself bare to get the job?

“92% of adults fear job interviews” (Job Interview Anxiety Study, conducted by Harris) In the last four weeks every person who has applied for a job and talked through their iAM in detail as part of an interview has got it.  Now of course, I can only talk about the...

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What is it like to be you?

What is it like to be you?

67% of people feel that they can’t be themselves at work. (Courageous Success 2020 #beyourselfatwork Global Survey) If I asked you the question, what is it like to be you?  What would you say?  In my experience the response for most people is initially externally...

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Are you one of the 69%?

Are you one of the 69%?

“Every year, $90 billion is spent on employee recognition non-cash recognition rewards. With 69% of employees reporting that they would work harder if they were appropriately recognized” (Human Resources Today, HRT)   One of the greatest trends in iAM is the need...

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“Deep Work” and Being You

“Deep Work” and Being You

71% find too many of their meetings unproductive and inefficient. (Boston University study of 182 senior managers in 2020) How many of us would agree?  Lots!  One of the greatest challenges to productivity in our meetings and interactions is us not being ourselves. ...

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Using your Yoda power at work!

Using your Yoda power at work!

“For decades, leaders have shied away from being emotional. But in the future, leaders need to be emotionally intelligent like Yoda and develop their empathy and self-awareness”. (Jacob Morgan, bestselling author and keynote speaker via Forbes) Yes!  For years we have...

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Self-doubt vs. genuine curiosity

Self-doubt vs. genuine curiosity

…”Maybe that’s one trait that all CEOs share: an inquisitive mindset and an appetite to learn anything that will give their business a competitive advantage”. Twitter: @dougalshawbbc A quote from a recent BBC article where the journalist observed some interesting...

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69% of managers are uncomfortable when communicating

69% of managers are uncomfortable when communicating

Leaders spend around 80% of the working day communicating.  A huge 69% of managers are uncomfortable when communicating with their employees… and 16% shy away from face-to-face interaction, preferring email instead. (ExpertMarket.com) Ouch.  Now there is a challenge! ...

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Are you controlling & stressed or trusting and open?

Are you controlling & stressed or trusting and open?

83% of us use recognition as our strategy to boost confidence. But 100% admit to using autonomy & control. (#beyourselfatwork 2020 Global Survey) A few questions to kick of this week’s blog; 1. How do you stay in control? 2. How stressed are you? 3. How stressful...

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Create belonging for a 56% increase in job performance

Create belonging for a 56% increase in job performance

“If workers feel like they belong, companies reap substantial bottom-line benefits. High belonging was linked to a whopping 56% increase in job performance, a 50% drop in turnover risk, and a 75% reduction in sick days. For a 10,000-person company, this would result...

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Are you nailing being you?

Are you nailing being you?

Can you answer clearly the question who am I?  And are you living and working in congruence with you?  Do you have moments of deep meaning and ecstasy within you (and I’m not being rude!)? This week I was asked what I would tell my early career self that I know now. ...

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Enforced Pause On Purpose

Enforced Pause On Purpose

Panic attacks, relationship breakdowns and alcoholism: The mental health impact during the coronavirus crisis… Just one of the many headlines shared over previous weeks and as time goes on the impact of the pandemic could lead your career, if you let it, or you could...

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