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Leadership – What If We Have The Leaders We Deserve?

I have spent several days researching and writing about failures in leadership around the planet. As part of this activity, I have been looking at the rise of toxic leadership and toxic workplaces due to these leaders. One of my focuses has been upon the narcissistic leader and the impact they have upon the businesses they work for, society and [...]

By |2017-07-04T23:31:42+00:00July 4th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

The Only Part Of The Universe You Can Improve Is Yourself

We are all connected. The fastest way to improve the Universe and the people around you is to improve yourself. Indeed it is not only the fastest way, it is the only way. You cannot improve others, only they can. Let's put our energy where it really matters and do what we can for the planet by being a better [...]

By |2017-06-06T04:13:41+00:00July 1st, 2017|Positive Thinking, Self-esteem|0 Comments

The Great Multitasking Myth Exposed

The secret to greater productivity and enjoyment while you work is to stop multi-tasking, especially if you think you are good at it. Researchers at Stanford University were set the task of finding and documenting the benefits of multi-tasking. Despite years of trying, they were unable to find even one benefit. Instead they made some disturbing discoveries. Researchers found that [...]

By |2017-06-06T01:29:40+00:00June 27th, 2017|Time Management|0 Comments

How Marshmallows Can Overcome Workplace Distractions

Can you relate to this? You arrive at work and start checking emails. Half way through writing a reply, you decide a coffee is in order. On the way to the coffee machine, a colleague asks if you could help review a report. The phone is ringing as you walk back to your desk. While you are on the phone [...]

By |2017-06-06T01:25:35+00:00June 20th, 2017|Time Management|0 Comments

Productivity And Creativity Insights For Lawyers

I recently gave a presentation to the Australian Legal Practice Manager's Association on leadership and culture in law firms. Part of the presentation focused on productivity and creativity in law firms. Here's what the journalist from Lawyers Weekly had to say about the presentation: https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/careers/21289-unlocking-your-productivity-and-creativity  

By |2017-06-14T22:25:16+00:00June 14th, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments

Mother’s Guilt – You Cannot Do It All

Researcher Dr Judy Rose recently published a paper - Never Enough Hours In The Day: Employed Mothers" Perceptions Of Time And Pressure. In it she identifies 'mother's guilt' and explores the concept of how the stress of juggling work and family has not only negative mental and physical effects but 'actually changes women's perceptions of time'. Working mothers feel mother's [...]

By |2017-06-12T22:38:28+00:00June 12th, 2017|Work Life Balance|0 Comments

It Is Not Good, It Is Not Bad, It Is What It Is – No Judgment

No Judgment One of the pillars of mindfulness is an attitude of no judgment. You become a dispassionate observer of all that happens in life; watching intently without judgment. You allow things to happen as they do without adding a running commentary. Everything which arises, just arises. You don't judge it to be either good or bad. You allow it [...]

By |2017-06-12T08:36:22+00:00June 12th, 2017|Attitudes|0 Comments

Change Is Easier When You Let Go

I was supposed to be happily married for several decades by now. I was supposed to be at the point of financial security, meeting my friends for coffee and having a little grizzle about how long children stay living in your home. I was supposed to still be working a couple of days a week in my partner's business and [...]

By |2017-06-09T02:21:45+00:00June 9th, 2017|Life|0 Comments