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Seven Ways to Build Resilience and Avoid Burnout at Work

Seven Ways to Build Resilience and Avoid Burnout at Work

Working long hours and burning the candle at both ends is symptomatic of a world that glorifies being busy. When you are a leader it is so important to model the kind of behaviour you want the people in your team to emulate. There is strength in saying no and answers...

Should you listen to your gut instinct in business?

Should you listen to your gut instinct in business?

Are you an over thinker? Are you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? It may be because you are over-analysing all your decisions. When you are in a leadership role you need to make so many decisions during one day, you can feel like you are on a hamster wheel of endless...

How do I escape the perpetual cycle of fire fighting at work?

How do I escape the perpetual cycle of fire fighting at work?

All too often, corporate culture perpetuates a cycle of burnout amongst its leaders, which leads to the inevitable consequence of fire fighting. This is when an individual deals with unexpected problems using temporary solutions, instead of spending time and effort to...

Are you suffering from Summer holiday guilt?

Are you suffering from Summer holiday guilt?

June is done, and many of us are working towards our big summer break, but is the thought of trying to get three weeks' work done in one week before you go on holiday filling you with dread? A sun lounger somewhere hot has your name on it, but you need to work through...

Help! My team is broken

Help! My team is broken

Teams are made of people, but you know that right? Sometimes people just don’t get along and I guess you probably know that too. It isn’t always an explosive or an obvious personality clash that can be the problem. Sometimes the difficulties in a team are covert, and...

Are you really getting to grips with resilience?

Are you really getting to grips with resilience?

Resilience has become a real buzzword but are organisations truly investing in building resilience for their employees or are they just paying lip service to it? Building resilience goes beyond self-care. It starts with self-awareness. If it’s done right, it can lead...

I am celebrating all the women in my life

I am celebrating all the women in my life

It’s International Women’s Day, and our feeds are going to be flooded with inspirational women and quotes. Overkill? Never! It’s so important to celebrate the women in our lives. Don’t get me wrong it’s also important to say thanks to the men too, but not today. Today...

If you want to make the change, you must do the work

If you want to make the change, you must do the work

 I was recently inspired by a brilliant quote from Elizabeth Dialto. “There are plenty of people out there today, that are over consuming and under-integrating” This quote really resonated with me because of the work I do around change. So many times I’ve been...

The myths of work-life balance

The myths of work-life balance

Is the business of life passing you by? As a leader are you missing the things on your doorstep that are important to you? We have passed the point of midwinter and the days are finally start to get lighter. The time between Christmas and New Year is a great time to...

How ditching bad habits can make you a more effective leader

How ditching bad habits can make you a more effective leader

Breaking bad habits can be tricky but to be an effective leader you need to be able to change patterns of behaviour that are not serving you and your team. 90 days ago I set myself a challenge not to drink, and I have spent the last three months alcohol-free....

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