Tapping into our resourcefulness and “learning to dance in the rain”

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. I’ve got this framed on my wall. Like many pictures when you first put them up you really pay attention to them and then as time goes on they just fade into the background, becoming wallpaper. But …

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What do you need to let go of now in order to move forward with renewed energy in 2020?

Why not use the Winter solstice, the meteorological turning point of the year when the days become gradually longer once more, as an opportunity to consciously choose to leave behind past frustrations, resentments or disappointments so that you can step a fresh into a new year, into a new chapter in your life unencumbered by …

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It’s time to tell your inner critic to stand aside

I caught up with a friend at the weekend. A seasoned and accomplished IT professional, Laura had recently changed roles, going from a job where she had managed a team to deliver large scale IT projects to a role where she was working autonomously as a trouble shooter untangling gnarly technical problems across the organisation. …

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The power of knowing what matters to you and what you stand for as a new leader

If I were to ask you what your three core values are – would be able you tell me? Chances are you might instinctively say things like honesty, fairness, respect…. which are some of the universal values or principles that many people would say are important to them. And it’s likely that there will also …

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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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