Need to get your mojo back? …We all have those days where it’s just not coming together and we need someone or something to help bring us up out of it. Here are some helpful tips, all things you can practice in the moment.
I’m very privileged to work on a project set up by the charity Art Against Knives … to create new possibilities for young people impacted or affected by domestic abuse or violent crime. Before my second session with the young women I was awake early. I was musing, (as I do often), about how to best ensure the content of this session lands well with the group… I had been asked to talk about Mindfulness…
It’s often easy to block off our feelings because there’s simply too much work to do. However, exploring your feelings is often the work! It’s a great piece of data for you; that data may be suggesting decisions you need to make, it may be pointing you towards your preferences and reminding you of experiences you want to avoid or repeat…
It’s a rare occasion that I turn to my husband and suggest we rent a DVD, it’s even rarer that I choose to blog about it…It was impossible for me not to notice some of the lesson’s I practice and encourage clients to do in coaching. It was rewarding to open my eyes to new lessons with which to challenge myself and to feel truly lifted.
This is a wonderful resource for any practitioner or leader who is trying to make sense of the complexities of leading a team and/or organisation. It offers so much that since reading it I have used it in some way with every client I’ve worked with since.
There’s a very popular misconception in the world of confident communication which we hear repeated time and time again. Have you heard it? ….(Here come’s the myth)…. When we speak, words account for only 7% of what we say, our voice tone 38% and our body language a whopping 55%. If true this would have huge ramifications in our world of work ….
Leadership isn’t easy. If it was our working lives would lack the challenge, learning, advancement and reward we gain from stretching ourselves and making gains on a weekly or even daily basis… there are times when we need some in-the-moment strategies, to help manage nerves or anxiety. These simple strategies….
We often pay attention to planning and organisation as great skills of our people, leaders and managers. We reward them within performance appraisals, they appear time and time again in competency frameworks and as we attempt to operate at a faster and faster pace they become quite critical to our survival. … But, when might planning and organisation be costing you and become a bad habit rather than a management strength?
Over the past 6 -12months it has been difficult to ignore the increased mention of ‘Apps’ and other digital aids being used within the L&D community… It seems time to embrace this further and in the spirit of sharing resources which support growth and change. I am happy to start to share APPS and other tools I learn about….
Often and particularly in large, growing or powerful organisations we get swept up into a place where power is king, this power is the antidote to empathy… let’s not forget that we’re social beings who thrive on belonging … often we notice how others are and emulate that… what if you’re losing connections to others? …