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April 1, 2020
Sanitizing my Mind

Sanitising my mind

Like most people, I’ve developed the habit of washing my hands more thoroughly and more frequently. As we continue to ‘cocoon’ and ‘stay safe at home’ (I don’t like the phrase lockdown!) I’m now giving as much attention to sanitising my mind as I am my hands. By this I mean I’m putting a conscious and concerted effort into what I’m focusing on,  » Read more about: Sanitising my mind  »
March 18, 2020
Managing our fears

Managing our Fears

It’s a scary time. Covid 19 means it is not business as usual, nor indeed life as usual. All uncertainty fuels worry and fear and with so much uncertainty right now, having strategies for managing our fears is vital. Healthwise, I don’t consider I’m in a high-risk category but my parents are.  » Read more about: Managing our Fears  »
March 15, 2020
Be Kind

Be kind

I started to write this article on kindness following the tragic death of Caroline Flack back in February, when the hashtag #BeKind was trending on social media. How the world has changed since then. With Covid 19, kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others is the path for navigating our way through the fear that these unprecedented and uncertain times has fuelled.  » Read more about: Be kind  »
March 2, 2020
What makes a company a great place to work

What makes a company a great place to work

What makes a company a great place to work What makes a company a great place to work.  The famous opening line of the Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina is ‘all happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ From my experience, you can easily substitute the word ‘family’ with the word ‘firm.’ Organisations that are seen as great places to work,  » Read more about: What makes a company a great place to work  »
March 2, 2020
Diversity

Diversity – moving beyond tribal thinking

Diversity – moving beyond tribal thinking There is more Diversity in the world and while we usually associate the word tribe with indigenous cultures or a more primitive society, it could be argued that the world is more tribal now than it ever has been. There’s the Apple products tribe, the gym-going tribe,  » Read more about: Diversity – moving beyond tribal thinking  »
February 25, 2020
Soft skills

What’s the Number 1 Soft Skill in 2020?

What’s the Number 1 Soft Skill in 2020? Scanning my social media feed last week I came across an article about modern trends in ‘soft skills’ training. As someone who specialises in the area, I was bound to click the link. The company behind the soft skill research Udemy, a global online course provider,  » Read more about: What’s the Number 1 Soft Skill in 2020?  »
February 10, 2020
SOAR 2020 Highlights

SOAR 2020 Highlights

SOAR 2020.  A night to remember On the evening of Thursday, January 30th, my annual flagship workshop, SOAR 2020 took place.  It was a particularly special night as it was the 10th anniversary of the SOAR workshops. Just like in previous years, we inspired each other and set intentions for the year ahead.  » Read more about: SOAR 2020 Highlights  »
February 4, 2020
Soulmate

How do I know if I’ve found my soulmate?

How do I know if I’ve found my soulmate? From greeting card soppiness to unrealistic expectations, ‘soulmate’ means different things to different people. In recent years, the word ‘soul’ has appeared as a prefix to leadership, food, purpose and journey. Reflecting on the term ‘soulmate,’ how do you know if the relationship you are in is the right one,  » Read more about: How do I know if I’ve found my soulmate?  »
January 3, 2020
Conquering the January Blues

Conquering the January Blues

Conquering the January Blues   Many people find January a long gloomy month. The Christmas and New Year festivities are behind us, the credit card bill arrives and the weather is dank. January also contains ‘Blue Monday’ supposedly the most depressing day of the year (it’s January 20th this year!) But with a little awareness and a little effort to lean away from the pervasive doom and gloom,  » Read more about: Conquering the January Blues  »
January 1, 2020
Make 2020 your best year yet

Make 2020 your best year yet

Do you want to make 2020 your best year yet? January is synonymous with making New Year resolutions, those common refrains that are a reaction to the excesses of the Christmas season. By the third week of January, it is business as usual. This year why not seize the essence of the New Year,  » Read more about: Make 2020 your best year yet  »
December 3, 2019
2019 The Review

2019 The Review

With Christmas fast approaching, this is the time of the year for taking stock and doing a 2019 annual review. As another year closes it is an opportunity to reflect on the last twelve months, complete any unfinished business we may have. Here are 20 powerful questions that have the themes of learning,  » Read more about: 2019 The Review  »
November 28, 2019
Gratitude

Giving Thanks – 6 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

The last Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day, a holiday I wish we celebrated in this part of the world (and not just as the eve of Black Friday!) Here’s my take on giving thanks, gratitude and the practices we can adopt to enrich our lives. “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,  » Read more about: Giving Thanks – 6 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude  »