4 Questions Leaders Must Constantly Ask

4 Questions Leaders Must Constantly Ask

There’s so much power in asking the right questions. I often ask leaders to reflect on these four questions to reflect on the way they’re showing up. Ask yourself: What am I demonstrating? What am I encouraging? What am I reinforcing? What am I tolerating? This forms my DERT model. (Yes, it’s a great model with a pretty terrible name!) … Read More

6 Keys to Self-Care for Busy Professionals

6 Keys to Self-Care for Busy Professionals

Are you busy juggling multiple demands at work? How are you ensuring you take time to look after you? Here are six quick tips to help you thrive. Have a Daily Non-Negotiable Make an appointment in your calendar (and set an alarm in your phone) to get out for that 15 minute walk, sit and eat lunch in a relaxed … Read More

5 Keys to Fun & Engaging Online Meetings People Won’t Want to Miss

5 Keys to Fun & Engaging Online Meetings People Wont Want to Miss

Zoom fatigue is real. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to make your online meetings stand out, have great energy and keep your team connected, even when you’re apart. Just picture – what would it mean for attendance, let alone meeting outcomes if people found your meetings fun and engaging. If people logged off feeling positive and uplifted … Read More

Three Secrets of Resilient People

Discover the fundamental shift in the ‘happiness equation’ that is required to create true happiness.

Shawn Achor author of The Happiness Advantage outlines how increasing happiness can change individuals, communities and the world.

Watch this outstanding and entertaining message in which he shares 5 practical ways to train your brain for happiness!

Spotting the Signs of Stressed Staff

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How to recognise when things aren’t going well As a leader it’s vitally important to be aware of how your staff are doing and to know the signs to look for that could indicate mental distress. The NZ Mental Health Foundation announced in 2021 that depression is on the rise with 1 in 4 New Zealanders now experiencing a mental … Read More

The Secret to GRIT

Discover the fundamental shift in the ‘happiness equation’ that is required to create true happiness.

Shawn Achor author of The Happiness Advantage outlines how increasing happiness can change individuals, communities and the world.

Watch this outstanding and entertaining message in which he shares 5 practical ways to train your brain for happiness!

3 Keys for Dealing With Uncertainty

Uncertainty

After everyone’s phones went off on Saturday night here in New Zealand with the announcement of further lockdowns and alert level increases, it has had an unsettling effect. Just remember that this is to be expected. No matter how resilient or optimistic you happen to be, sudden changes and sudden cancellations have the ability to side-swipe us all. If you’ve … Read More

Getting Ready for Self-Isolation

It’s highly likely that most of us will need to self-isolate at some point over the next few weeks. Maybe multiple times. Rather than ignoring this fact, let’s focus on what we can do to prepare. As they say, prepare for the worst, hope for the best and roll with what comes! Take a deep breath in. Breathe out and … Read More

Five Keys to a Resilient Workplace Culture

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If one thing’s for sure, it’s that covid-19 has given us opportunities to test and grow our resilience, individually and organisationally. Challenging times stretch you out of your comfort zone. They’re usually the times when you learn and grow the most.  Resilience is defined as your capacity to recover or bounce back from difficulties. Picture yourself five years from now, … Read More

Boundaries to Avoid Burnout (PART TWO)

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After the last two years of ongoing uncertainty, more and more people are being affected by burnout. Labelled as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organisation, burnout is so important to be aware of and to know how to avoid. When you’re caught up in a rushing lifestyle and constantly feel the pressure of a never-ending to-do list, the … Read More