Tag: Personal Effectiveness

How to have a nourishing performance conversation

  Tis the season .. for annual performance reviews. Are you the kind of person who gets anxious leading up to going in for your own annual performance review? Or perhaps you are a manager who wants to find a better way to make the most of your time with your team member at this… Read more »

The Alchemy of Successful Relationships

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash This month it was my Mum and Dad’s 59th Wedding Anniversary. I am hugely proud of them both and the way in which their relationship has stood the test of time and the challenges that life throws at us all. As I looked through their wedding album with them… Read more »

Sleeping your way to productivity.. and good health

How much sleep do you get a night? Is it something you are aware of? It seems more and more of us are becoming aware of our sleep patterns as we recognise the impact of sleep on our daily lives. If this is not something you’ve thought much about and you want to give yourself… Read more »

The Pressure-Stress Balancing Act and how to manage it

Have you ever found yourself wondering how you suddenly became so stressed when only recently you were enjoying high performance? What causes stress and what small things can we do each and every day to keep our balance? 

Tapping into your emotional detective

Photo Credit: Voyagerix As we say goodbye to one year and hello to another, I find myself thinking about feelings and emotions. I can’t help notice the irony of that sentence as all too often we hide behind thinking instead of connecting to feelings. Why might this be something you could benefit from considering at… Read more »

Investing in your Mental Wellbeing – a leadership imperative

Credit: lesly-juarez unsplash.com What’s on your ‘to do’ list this week? Revisit the strategy? Review your budget actuals against planned? Develop your people? How about strengthen your mental wellbeing? Not that last one? Mmm, that could be the most important of the lot. Why focus on mental wellbeing? According to the charity Mind, Approximately 1 in… Read more »

Investing in relationships to improve performance

Photo by rawpixel.com on unsplash Last month I wrote about the importance of your relationship with your manager. This month, building on this theme, I am exploring the power of building relationship through any of your interactions that support you getting your work done. We all have preferred ways of working to get things done…. Read more »

Learning how to handle change – YOUR way

Have you ever felt change was happening to you and there was nothing you could do about it? Did you find a way to handle it or let it run its course? The well-known saying ‘change is the only constant in life’ has no doubt been felt by us all. Given this, it can be… Read more »

When to listen to stories .. not just tell them

It’s at this time of year that older teenagers who have finished their schooling start something new whether that’s moving on to the next level of education at school, leaving to go to college, taking an apprenticeship or starting in the world of work. It can be an exciting time … and sometimes it can… Read more »