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3 Amazing Tips to Improve Your Sleep and Resilience

A good night’s sleep can make large problems seem smaller. It also boosts your energy levels and mood. A bad night’s sleep is deadly to our resilience, mood, and performance. In fact, when I recently surveyed 470 people about the greatest challenge to their positive mood in the last week – poor sleep was one

Green Zone Videos Colossal Boost to Resilience and Performance

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Mike Tyson, former Heavyweight World Boxing Champion Do you ever return from a training seminar motivated to change things, only to be metaphorically “punched in the face”? After sorting out a few crises, do you ever place the training folder in a drawer, and

Shrewd Solutions to Massive Mental Fatigue at Work

Are you overwhelmed with busyness and the constant demand to do more with less? It seems you are not alone.  This week I ran a webinar for employees that work in the community care sector and 53% stated that their greatest obstacle to personal vitality was that they did not have enough “me time”. Later

I CARE – 5 Valuable Ways to Help a Stressed Workmate

                    When I ask people in my workplace seminars and workshops to raise their hands if they know someone close to them (at work or home) who struggles with depression or an anxiety disorder, between 70 - 90% of the audience raises their hands. I’ve run

Why Caring Conversations Inspire People and Inspire Change

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 "Square Deal," a domestic program formed around three C's: conservation of natural resources (preserved

How to Lead a More Meaningful Life

“You don’t create your mission in life – you detect it” - Viktor Frankl How do you maintain your sense of purpose and stay centred when change and volatility is all around us in the workplace? Is it possible to build our leadership resilience when there are many things that are outside our control? Andrea*

Why a Meaningful Life has to be Stressful

After the Christmas break, do you yearn for a happier and less stressful 2016? You may not be able to achieve both!! Let’s face it, stress has a bad name. It is often linked with harmful things like burn-out, struggle, adversity, despair, physical and mental illness, and even death. We are always told that we

Why are men so lonely – and why this matters?

Startling new findings from research commissioned by Movember reveal that a devastating number of men feel friendless. Whilst it showed that 51% of men have two or less close friends, an alarming 13% said they had no close friends. Men over 55 were the most isolated. And while marriage offers lifelong support and companionship, the study

How to Create a Resilience Ritual that Sticks

Have you been asked to do more with less this year? Most people who work for large organisations have experienced at least one of these this year - restructures, retrenchments, mergers, technology changes, funding cuts, or my personal favourite “productivity dividends” (very Orwellian!!). Most predict it will be more of the same next year. Change

7 Rituals of the Resilient Leader

“More than education, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails” Harvard Business Review We are experiencing a leadership crisis as organisations strive to do more with less. Recent Gallup research shows that 51% of leaders are disengaged, and because they directly influence 70% of their team’s engagement,