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July 26, 2021
overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Strategies for overcoming Imposter Syndrome

We’ve all experienced that sense of not being good enough. We fear the negative judgment of others and dread being ‘found out.’ In the first part of this article, I looked at the deep-seated limiting beliefs that fuel imposter syndrome. In this final part, I’m sharing tips and strategies for overcoming Imposter Syndrome.  » Read more about: Strategies for overcoming Imposter Syndrome  »
July 22, 2021
Enlightened leadership

Enlightened Leadership

In the past, leadership was about expertise and execution. An unacknowledged but frequently present third ‘E’ was ego. Today, empathy has become the third leg of the effective leadership platform. Why? Because the qualities we seek in a modern workforce, resilience, autonomy, and creativity cannot be mandated by a boss.    » Read more about: Enlightened Leadership  »
July 15, 2021
What does balance feel like to me?

What does balance feel like to me?

In the first two articles in my series on Work Life Balance (‘Redefining Work Life Balance’ & ‘Juggling Commitments’  I explored how the term work life balance has become outdated. What’s the point in having work and personal life balanced, if the quality of both is poor. In this age of hybrid working it’s really about juggling the commitments we have to others with the commitments we have to ourselves and our families.  » Read more about: What does balance feel like to me?  »
July 1, 2021
Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome, that sense of not being good enough and the fear of being ‘found out,’ is something we can all relate to. I believe that imposter syndrome is part of our human make-up, it’s in our DNA, we can’t remove it, but we can learn to diminish it, so it doesn’t prevent us from showing up as our best selves.  » Read more about: Imposter Syndrome  »
June 17, 2021
Juggling competing commitments

Work Life Balance – Juggling competing commitments

At the heart of work life balance is the ability to find equilibrium between the commitments we have to others with the commitments we have to ourselves. As explored in Part 1 of this article, ‘Redefining Work Life Balance’  it’s no longer really about work life balance, it’s about quality of life as we juggle competing commitments.  » Read more about: Work Life Balance – Juggling competing commitments  »
May 28, 2021
Get to know me

Get to know me

Are you on Instagram? It’s the social media platform I use to lift the curtain on my work and indeed life. With daily stories, posts, and videos you can get to know me a little more. Connect with me on Instagram @james_sweetman Over the years, in addition to joining the main social media platforms,  » Read more about: Get to know me  »
May 24, 2021
Redefining Work Life Balance

Redefining Work Life Balance

Over the last 15 months, we’ve experienced a revolution when it comes to work life balance. No longer do we have the physical environment as a distinguishing factor to help us separate our lives into different modes. Technology had blurred the traditional work and personal life divide, but now we are not just working from home,  » Read more about: Redefining Work Life Balance  »
May 12, 2021
Do you need a rest?

Do you need a rest?

Are you tired? Are you tired of being tired? Do you need a rest? We’ve all been through so much, especially in the last year. Did you know there are several different types of rest we all need? I didn’t until I watched a TED Talk by Dr. Saundra Dalton Smith.  » Read more about: Do you need a rest?  »
April 27, 2021
Building Self Confidence

Building Self Confidence

I was delighted to partner with the International Open Academy an expanding and well-respected provider of video-based ‘how to’ courses to produce a masterclass focusing on Self-Confidence. The ‘Building Self Confidence’ workshop is over two hours in duration and is broken down into several modules. As one kind reviewer put it,  » Read more about: Building Self Confidence  »
March 30, 2021
Questions great people managers ask

Questions great people managers ask

Great people managers know that they only achieve with and through their teams. As a result, they don’t see their staff as mere functionaries tasked with following orders. They view their teams as sets of diverse individuals, each with their own unique blend of motivations and skills. Therefore, they make the effort to get to know their colleagues as people.  » Read more about: Questions great people managers ask  »
March 23, 2021
Handling Questions as a Presenter

Handling Questions as a Presenter

You can prepare every aspect of your presentation, but the one area you can’t control is the questions you might be asked. Handling questions as a presenter is a source of the nervousness, even panic for some presenters. Whether your presentation is in-person or online, impactful presentations are engaging and well-structured.  » Read more about: Handling Questions as a Presenter  »
March 16, 2021
Exercising your creativity is how you make your unique contribution

Exercising your creativity

It’s easy to believe that exercising creativity is the reserve of artists, writers and musicians, something most of us put down with the toys of childhood, but we would be wrong. To be human is to be creative. As Brené Brown says ‘creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.’ If you are not feeling fulfilled in your career or life,  » Read more about: Exercising your creativity  »