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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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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