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How to boost your confidence without faking it

How to boost your confidence without faking it

Everyone wants to feel or be seen as confident. We equate confidence with success. If you’re not confident, how can you be successful? Recent events may mean your confidence has taken a battering recently. Or maybe you thrive under pressure, and you’ve found your...

Why you need to avoid perfectionism at all costs

Why you need to avoid perfectionism at all costs

Perfectionism, worn by some as a badge of honour or signal of virtue for others.  But for many it's a crippling habit that makes us second guess everything we do and doubt our abilities.  Perfectionism is like driving with the handbrake on and prevents us...

Meeting Fatigue – Why You Need To End Bad Meetings Now

Meeting Fatigue – Why You Need To End Bad Meetings Now

Who could have predicted at the beginning of 2020 that we’d be having all our meetings via video conferencing?  I can’t be the only person who wishes they’d invested in Zoom shares back in March. In all seriousness, despite having access to multi functional video...

The One Quality Every Leader Needs And It’s Not What You Think

The One Quality Every Leader Needs And It’s Not What You Think

Are you feeling the pressure to step up and show leadership? These are circumstances we could never have been prepared or trained for. The emotional load is huge. What I am seeing right now is leaders that are taking over responsibility for other people. They are...

Why Trust Should Be On The Top Of Your Agenda

Why Trust Should Be On The Top Of Your Agenda

Relationships don’t work without trust.  You have a relationship with every single person you know to some extent or another.  To co-exist in a society where every person is able to contribute and fulfill the role to which they have been assigned we have relationships...

How to tell if your organisation has a “silo mentality” problem

How to tell if your organisation has a “silo mentality” problem

What is a “silo mentality”? The term “silo” is a business buzzword that has been thrown around for a number of years. But what does it actually mean and why should you care?   The dictionary definition and the original meaning of silo has agricultural roots....

How to Deal with Game Playing at Work

How to Deal with Game Playing at Work

Even as a leader you can be affected by game playing in the office. It could be a team leader or a boss who is undermining you or taking credit for your work.  If you are the victim of game playing in the office, you may be feeling stressed and distressed. The...

Why team building is a waste of money

Why team building is a waste of money

Expensive team building activities can be a complete waste of money because they don't address the real problems teams face. A lovely day out of the office participating in things such as a cooking class, bowling or building a raft provides a short-term bonding...

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...

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