"How to deal with paradoxes"
People embrace stability and control. When confronted with a problem, we are eager to solve it quickly as we don’t like the inner anxiety that comes with the thought and feelings of having a problem. But today, we live in a world of inevitable anxiety producing paradoxes in which it is not always makes sense to listen to that reflexive inner voice that tells you to make a quick fix. This blog entry addresses ways in dealing with these paradoxes, especially when we are unaware of their existence.
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"The importance of top team alignment"
This blog entry addresses the importance of top team alignment programmes.
Published on 23 Mar, 2014
Organisations have a responsibility towards their staff.
Published on 1 Oct, 2020
Continuing on from Mental Health at Work, Part 1: Should we open pandora’s box?, here Toya Lorch shares some practical ideas on how to translate hope into action, highlighting the impact that leaders and managers can have on mental health in the workplace.
Published on 8 Jul, 2019
"Do less instead of doing too much"
This blog entry with the Harvard Business Review argues that the biggest problem we have in contemporary society is not that we do too little but that we try to do too much.
Published on 10 Dec, 2013
"Down the rabbit hole of shame"
Shame is part of the human experience. Keeping your feelings of shame in perspective can relieve you of a harmful tendency to self-blame, and, eventually, make peace with your shadow side. Knowing that you are good enough, worthwhile, and deserving of love and acceptance is essential for building resilience and living your most authentic life.
Published on 1 Jun, 2017
"Obsession for digital technology"
Published on 17 Oct, 2016
Les top managers préféreront une communication honnête et l'empathie.
Les vrais leaders veillent à ce que leur entreprise sorte de la crise revigorée et prête à affronter l'avenir. Pour faire partie des entreprises qui émergent lorsque les conditions économiques seront un peu meilleures, sept stades s'imposent.
Published on 17 Aug, 2020
After a brief period of excitement and the hope of a little more normality, we have been pulled straight back into the struggles of making it through the pandemic once again. But why does it feel different this time? What is happening to make so many of us feel drained and demotivated? Surely with spring around the corner, vaccinations being rolled out, and some light at the end of the tunnel, we should be feeling more upbeat? Dr. Caroline Rook and Claire Finch explore why that may not be the case…
Published on 12 Feb, 2021
In the Covid-19 crisis digital communication technologies (DCTs) are our saviour. They enable us to continue to work remotely and not to fall into complete social isolation despite physical distancing measures. Indeed, many have now rekindled lost friendships and thanks to DCTs, family, friends and colleagues are just one click away. But are our digital devices really always our friend during this stressful time?
Published on 1 May, 2020
"The inner compass of leaders"
This blog entry addresses what can be done when the inner compass of a leader stops pointing to the pure North.
Published on 17 Apr, 2014