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Getting Present 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Getting Present 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

It’s a dream of an exercise to clear a path in your thinking to get present to the here and now. To put worries, ‘what’s ifs’, ‘oughtitudes’, fears and guilt in the background and bring consciousness and calmness into the foreground. Recently I’ve found I’ve been...

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Leadership: ‘It’s nothing personal, it’s just business.’

Leadership: ‘It’s nothing personal, it’s just business.’

When we work with people we know that those people have a wonderful, expansive, creative layer of emotions. When engaged, those emotions thrill us when we have a great day, they intuitively guide our decisions when we listen to them, they excite us when we get something right or do something well and they motivate us when we connect with others in a positive way…. you with me? However, when they are ignored or dismissed by the ‘It’s not personal, it’s business’ mindset we feel crushed. Why does this keep happening? What can we do? ….

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Leadership and spirituality … how does that fit?

Leadership and spirituality … how does that fit?

I met a wonderful pragmatist on a programme I ran recently. He questioned the concept of ‘spirituality’ …. It’s not the first time and hasn’t only been questioned by the pragmatists I work with. It’s a good question, so I thought I’d enjoy getting curious myself and pen down some thoughts and feelings. What part does spirituality play in our leadership? Is it playing a part even if we don’t think we’re spiritual? …

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Simple questions to help you with purpose.

Simple questions to help you with purpose.

For a worryingly large amount of people in work, ‘purpose’ is something that other people have. Some remain blissfully unaware of their own reason for being, living for the day and enjoying what each moment brings. Others however, carry around a sense of something lacking which often shows up as frustration or anxiety even. This blog starts your journey of being more purposeful …. (and it really is very straightforward)….

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End of an era?

End of an era?

It was first thing one Tuesday and I found myself sadly penning an email I wasn’t expecting to be writing…It was, as it turned out, about the end of an era. So, this blog is about endings, how good are you at endings? …Often we close things off in our business world before our mind and body have time to work it through….

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