Kindness as a force for good at work?

Kindness as a force for good at work?

‘Being kind in the workplace creates a ripple effect. It impacts the general level of positivity, boosts your mood and it's contagious as the good feelings it promotes make people likely to 'pay it forward. Plus, it's officially good for your health! ... This helps to...

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Resentment of the 95-hour week!

Resentment of the 95-hour week!

‘Nearly 90% of workers say their work-life balance is getting worse’. (Harvard Business Review of 1,500 people across 46 countries). Are you tired, exhausted, working hard?  Would you say that your work-life balance is getting worse? In a fascinating exposure of...

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Challenge your imposter!

Challenge your imposter!

Only a quarter of people fully accept a compliment. (#beyourselfatwork 2020 global study Courageous Success) This week I have heard or read the classic share of ‘putting your oxygen mask on first’ 6 times.  I actually find it quite annoying because it’s so outdated. ...

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Acting like a pet owner at work!

Acting like a pet owner at work!

99% Agree that being authentic and being yourself feels good. (Courageous Success Research 2021) Being authentic and being yourself is inspiring to others, in delivery research last month, 95% of over 350 people agreed.  Yes! With so many of us still conforming to the...

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Relying on being valued at work?

Relying on being valued at work?

‘Self-reliance, self-trust, and individualism, amongst other things, are ways that we can avoid the conformity imposed upon us. Or, that we quite frequently impose upon ourselves’. (‘Self-Reliance’ 1841 essay from US philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson) In our...

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Bounce time – post Covid 19!

Bounce time – post Covid 19!

The most popular blog of 2020 - are you using the shock of Covid-19 to unleash your raw ambition - if you haven't yet then now is the time! What’s your personal stimulus plan for the other side of Covid 19?     Energy. Care. Ambition. Three powerful tools in...

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Upping the emotional frequency!

Upping the emotional frequency!

‘The onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, lowered emotional well-being by 74%’ “How an Epidemic Outbreak Impacts Happiness: Factors that Worsen (vs. Protect) Emotional Well-being during the Coronavirus Pandemic". Psychiatry Research Over the course of the last few weeks, I...

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Being portentous?  What are your strategies to impress?

Being portentous? What are your strategies to impress?

100% of people feel that they have to prove their competence. (#beyourselfatwork Global Survey 2020) What are your strategies to impress? Last week watching Gogglebox (!) I learnt the word ‘portentous’.  It’s meaning?   ‘Done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so...

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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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