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Why I tell my mental breakdown story (and why you should too)

In 2000 I was a Joint Managing Director with management consulting firm AT Kearney, when I crashed and burned (more later). Since then I’m continually surprised by the volume of people who ask my advice about helping someone they are concerned about. I have told my story through my keynote presentations, the BACK FROM THE

How to Inspire People and Inspire Change

https://youtu.be/w0hyIoNZCMA People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Theodore Roosevelt Teddy Roosevelt is consistently rated as one of the top 5 American Presidents. He is known for driving change for the greater good, including the conservation of natural resources (preserved 230 million acres for national parks), control of

How to find a mental health app that actually works

This week, we are very fortunate to have David Bakker  as a guest blogger. David is in his final year of a Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University where his research is in the field of mental health apps. He shares his expertise with us here....   Smartphone apps have revolutionised many services, from ordering food,

Why you (like Google) should strive for team psychological safety

In 2012 Google began a quest to understand how to build the perfect team.   It was in recognition that teams need to collaborate more than ever before. One recent study in Harvard Business Review , revealed that the time spent by managers and their teams in collaborative practices has grown by 50%.   Google

The Surprising Key to Google’s Best Teams

In 2012 Google began a quest to understand how to build the perfect team. It was in recognition that teams need to collaborate more than ever before. One recent study in Harvard Business Review , revealed that the time spent by managers and their teams in collaborative practices has grown by 50%. Google started their

Managers Struggling With 56% Increase In Mental Health Claims

A survey released this week reveals that reported mental health issues in the workplace have risen an alarming 56% in the last year. Perhaps even more concerning, is the finding that more than half of the companies surveyed had at least one of their employees attempt or commit suicide in the last year. Managers are