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Changing sick work cultures

Recently a couple of people have told me they’re feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and – in my opinion – headed straight for burnout. They want coaching, but refuse to ask for financial assistance from their employer. They don’t want anyone to know! Instead, they see...

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When busy is just spinning your wheels!

I was recently asked a gnarly question early on in a workshop about why we would want to slow down when being busy means getting so much more done. It really threw me and I didn't answer it well at the time. Since it's the crux of what I talk about and a key message I...

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How love overcomes hatred

Like many people, I found it hard to come to terms with what happened in Christchurch recently. I sat on the couch in tears all that afternoon and evening. To make it worse, I was on my own. It's times like this that you really need people around you. Facebook kept...

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Lets take the pressure off our new PM.

Warning. I'm about to have a personal rant. I keep reading articles and posts saying 'yes, you can run a country and have a baby' and while I am completely behind our PM I don't believe she can! In fact, I don't believe anyone can! I am the most organised, efficient...

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Why we numb and what’s the alternative?

It’s the end of another busy day and you’re looking forward to a glass of wine or a beer and putting your feet up. And when Friday afternoon rolls around you and the team are heading out for after work drinks. Nothing wrong with that, is there? Not really, but I...

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Time? They’re not making any more of it…

I should have said no to speaking about time management and mindfulness at a leadership conference. Clearly the organisers don’t understand what mindfulness is, or I’ve agreed to something I can’t possibly deliver. Probably both… I assume they want me to come up with...

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