How have I measured up in 2018? Reflecting on the learnings of the year on the eve of the Winter Solstice

I read recently that as we reflect on the year that has passed that we best serve ourselves not by assessing where we are in terms of our achievements but by reflecting on what we’ve learned as we negotiate the complexities and challenges of work and life – so we can use those learnings to …

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What makes an inspiring leader? The key attribute may not be what you think…

What makes an inspiring leader and why does being inspirational matter? According research by management consultancy firm Bain & Company – inspired employees are more than twice as productive as satisfied employees* – so it’s clearly something for us to sit up and take notice of. Through their research, Bain set about to define and …

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Deal with conflict? No thanks – I’d rather jump out of an aeroplane…

I recently read that 35% of people would rather do a parachute jump for the first time rather than have a difficult conversation with a colleague at work. Struck me as pretty extreme. So what is it that we are scared of? Maybe it’s that that the other person will get angry or emotional and …

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