Impact In Your Next Normal

We are all still being propelled to a global common place – how will I operate and contribute in the next normal? The concept of ‘new normal’ is fading, as we have passed that mark somewhere in 2020.

Building Empathy At Work

Research shows that empathy for others brings positive effects for you as well. It helps to reduce your own stress. It helps you get out of your self and make room for the needs and concerns of others. It helps to calms the nervous system and reduces the stress response, and it can reduce the risk of burnout. So how do you build empathy?

Handling Emotional Reactions

Are you someone who ever gets emotionally triggered or reactive when things don’t go your way and you then do or say something you later regret?

Handling Difficult People

I looked at some of the considered wisdom on the subject, some of the better advice I saw was over here on Forbes. I  am sure some of it can be useful. The problem is that a lot of the advice is all about the other person: how you can protect yourself from these difficult people, and avoid them, and therefore continue to judge them.  Ultimately that doesn’t solve very much.

Self Compassion – Be kind to yourself

Self-compassion doesn’t try to change anything, but it aims to support you through difficult times, simply because they are difficult. As if by magic, taking care of yourself in this way, leads to positive change all by itself…

What is Coaching? A coach’s Perspective

For coaching to work effectively it requires that the coach demonstrates qualities of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and authenticity. The coach needs to use accurate observation and listening, in order to give useful feedback and ask appropriate questions. This process helps the client to focus on the positive, which can bring new awareness, and result in more clarity and choice. The process brings objectivity on the situation and accountability on moving forwards.

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How To Keep Going When All You Want Is To Stop

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Are You Spiritual Enough For Leadership?

Leaders are increasingly required to exhibit a broad range of intelligences in order to negotiate the challenges of 21st century organizations. However, the increasing complexity of modern life means they need to draw on a deeper form of knowing in order to lead with impact. This week in Learn we examine Spiritual Intelligence and its role in developing leaders of the future.

Mastering The Chemicals That Drive Your Behavior

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Start 2020 By Finding A Job You’ll Love

A new year is full of new opportunities, and that’s nowhere truer than in your career. However, stepping into the potential of finding your dream job takes more than just intent. In this week’s Learn installment, Bevan Rees explores 5 ways to approach your dream job in 2020.

5 Steps To Surviving A Toxic Work Culture

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The Problem With ‘Fake It Till You Make It’

‘Fake it till you make it’ has become a popular approach to self-development and greater confidence. But it needs to be dealt with very carefully when building a career. In this week’s Learn post Bevan Rees considers the good and bad sides of FITYMI, and what not to do when applying for a new job.

The King, The Jester and The Leader’s Dance With Power

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Filling The Well – 6 Ways To Keep Your Creativity Alive

Under the pressure of modern life, it is common to neglect self-care. One of the often-overlooked consequences of stress is a decline in creativity. This does not only have a negative impact on our ability to create, it directly affects our happiness.

Which Of These Is Your Problem-solving Style?

The complexity and scale of problems that we face as individuals, teams, organizations, societies and as a species are only increasing. It’s no surprise then that, according to the World Economic Forum’s latest Future of Jobs Report, the most important skills in the workplace today are analytical thinking and innovation, and complex problem solving.

4 Acronyms To Make You Happier, Healthier & More Resilient

Well, nothing beats a coach or mentor to keep you on track with a practice, but as much as I hate to admit the fact, acronyms are also excellent tools for building new habits. I’m not talking about setting SMART goals, I mean habits that help bring awareness to the present moment and give you access to self-regulation, self-authoring, self-mastery.

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