How do I stop people draining my energy? So many ask me about how we can maximise our own energy and in particular how we stop people other people or situations from draining our own. We often feel we are surrounded by people who drain our energy, who constantly look for approval, feedback, support or […]
Demystifying Mindfulness We have heard so much in recent years about Mindfulness; how it can improve creativity, positively impact on team dynamics, reduce conflict and improve stress management. It seems to be to go to technique for Management Development and Leadership programmes. The questions though are many. What exactly is it? How can it apply […]
Work Life Balance This is one of the great Lies of the 21st century; this idea can we can manage and balance the stress of a difficult work environment by creating a comfortable life at home. This idea that we can’t or shouldn’t just work; the idea that we need to find areas in which […]
In my experience too often clients confuse will power with commitment. “If I am forcing myself to do this I am committed to it.” In reality this conflict illustrates a lack of commitment at the deepest level within ourselves.
We cannot manage change; we can only embrace it. We no longer live and do business in a world where we can readily predict the behaviour of employees, customers and society at large over a period of time. So when we look to change we cannot know what it is we are looking to change […]
While any attempt to get us to face up to our mental health issues and enable more open, helpful and supportive conversations and actions to take place should be, and is, welcomed, there is something at the heart of this campaign that will ultimately see it fail. Quite simply it is the idea that those […]
We see lots of definitions of strategy… Strategy is the direction and scope of an organisation over the long-term: which achieves advantage for the organisation through its configuration of resources within a challenging environment, to meet the needs of markets and to fulfil stakeholder expectations.”Johnson and Scholes (Exploring Corporate Strategy) Business strategy, the art and […]
They may well be lots of technical explanations of how Ireland did or didn’t perform in Edinburgh; we made simple errors, we played too deep, the spacing was wrong etc. To my mind these are not the cause of the defeat; they are symptoms of why we were beaten. In short we beaten because we […]