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
When I was pregnant, my fabulous hairdresser, Jason (who Blogs about Barbering and basically anything), said to me: “the truest thing I ever heard about having kids? The years fly by, but the days last forever!”. Truly the most useful advice I received about parenting! And believe me, everyone has advice. This post is the first … Read more Leadership Insights: Perceptions of Time
In my part of the world we are heading into winter. The days are getting shorter. And colder. I can feel my energy levels ebbing – as though some form of inspiration hibernation is about to occur. If you’re anything like me, this time of year is also accompanied by a false but strangely compelling … Read more Energy to Lead: Remember It’s a Marathon, not a Sprint
Why Communication is Hard Communication (or lack of it) is the most frequently cited cause of workplace dissatisfaction, disengagement and frustration. It can lead to relationship breakdowns, corporate collapses and world wars. In a recent “Wait But Why” post about Elon Musk’s latest big idea, Tim Urban provided a deceptively simple explanation of why communication between … Read more Why Communication is so Hard: 7 Things to Improve
As I watch the first moist grey hues of the morning’s light creep in at the edges of the sky, I can’t help but feel fortunate. This half-light/half-dark point marks the transition between night and day. Two states of being that summon very different ideas, and for most people, represent completely different behaviours, emotions, activities … Read more A Miracle Morning
I want to share two life changing reasons for why you should become more deliberate in your decision making. Brain = Automation Engine Your brain will avoid work at all costs. Seriously. It will go out of its way to do less. One of the brilliant hacks your brain has is its ability to tune out … Read more Who’s Really in Charge of your Decisions?
I want to share an important insight with you: only you are thinking about you. Devastating, I know, but it’s true. Not long after the birth of my son, working through the tricky and messy and unplannable return-to-work phase, I had what I can only describe as a crisis of confidence; something those who know … Read more You’re the Only One Thinking About You (Well Almost)