Overcome Overwhelm: Managing Work-related Stress

Overwhelm and Stress

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” ~ David Allen I’ve been reflecting on how much I’ve taken on.  Of my own doing, of course, but commitments none-the-less.  This week is particularly busy at work – largely responsibilities that … Read more Overcome Overwhelm: Managing Work-related Stress


The Difference between Leadership and Management

Leadership & Management

There are some people who use the words leadership and management inter-changeably – as two words that mean the same thing.  This bothers me. Not because I am a stickler for correct usage of the english language (although that’s a perfectly acceptable reason) but because it stems from a lack of understanding that there is … Read more The Difference between Leadership and Management


Top 10 Tips to Create Mindful Meetings that Matter

Meetings might well be the single biggest time-sink in any medium to large size organisation, with the possible exception of email. There have been times in my career – especially in times of crisis/semi-crisis or when deadlines are looming – that I have literally reached a Friday afternoon and realised that I feel like I … Read more Top 10 Tips to Create Mindful Meetings that Matter


Decision Making: The Pitfalls of ‘Over Correcting’

Pleasure & Pain – The Heart of Decision Making At our most basic fundamental level, human decision making is driven by two things:  moving away from pain and moving toward pleasure. Within the personal development literature, there is a very compelling argument that ‘towards’ goals are more emotionally compelling than ‘away from’ goals.  In other words, that … Read more Decision Making: The Pitfalls of ‘Over Correcting’


The Remoteness of Remote Work

Many people (and particularly technology companies) have written about the ways technology will change the nature of work.  In particular, there has been a great deal of discussion about the impact of remote work on problems like traffic congestion, corporate overheads, carbon emissions and so on.  But this emphasis on the positive impact technology will … Read more The Remoteness of Remote Work