Your choice – Fear and limitations or expansion and love

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Many of the problems that my clients face come from a place of fear ( moving away from what you are fearful of) rather than a place of expansion or love ( towards your goals) which is explained in more detail in Deepak Chopra’s article below. http://www.chopra.com/ccl/4-ways-to-get-unstuck/ This especially applies to those who find themselves naturally gravitating towards seeing the … Read More

Employers obligations to manage the impact of stress under the H & S Act

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Mandy Poll wrote this great article outlining the obligations of NZ employers under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 (H & S Act) when it was amended in 2002. http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=201392125. The 2002 amendment to the H & S Act clarified an employer’s duty to manage the impact of work related stress on their employees. Under this legislation, employers … Read More

Falling Up versus Falling Down

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For many of my clients it seems blindly clear to them that once they are successful they will be happy! With the goal posts on success constantly changing is it no wonder that happiness is perceived as less attainable today Shawn Achor’s “The Happiness Advantage” outlines in an easy read, the results his research of 1600 Harvard students and dozens … Read More

Was Steve Jobs a Role Model for Leaders?

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This question came up recently with a leadership workshop I was delivering. As with this article there were two camps which identified Jobs as brilliant, citing his leadership as the reason behind Apple’s phenomenal results. Rejectors see him as arrogant and deeply flawed, leading Apple to meteoric success in spite of his often boorish behavior. 

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague

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Many of my clients ask how they can deal with a colleague who says all the right things and agrees with the way forward, yet quietly sabotages the plan either directly or indirectly at a later date. The latest HBR article “How to Deal With a Passive-Aggressive Peer” by Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins. gives valuable insights on how to minimise … Read More

Reduce stress by 68% in 6 mins

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Studies have shown that reading for 6 mins whether is its for business or pleasure can not only reduce your stress by 68%, but suggests that it may even fend off Alzheimer’s, says John Coleman in his latest HBR article.

How to increase people’s listening of you.

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Being on the defensive. So often my clients are finding themselves reacting to situations defensively as they interpret a comment or email as a criticism. Unfortunately our propensity to negatively scan can become our default behavior when we constantly focus on what’s wrong rather than what’s right.