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#Daring Classrooms

Many of you, like me are strong advocates of Brene Brown’s work. In fact I am in fear of her being increasingly viewed as a ‘fad’ with her recently released …

The Fatherhood Penalty

We spent the first couple of years of married life living in Singapore, which is partly why I find studies about Asia-Pacific particularly interesting. When we talk studies of working …

The handstand of time

“I’ve got too much to try and get done, Mum!” wailed my 15 year old son on our way home from school. And he’s right; he’s a busy chap with …

What got us here won’t get us there…

May has been a relatively confusing month for me, awash in new theories and frankly info overload! It has opened my eyes to be expose to some of the digital …

Where the future of work and the STEM gender debate intersect

I have a niece and a nephew who have both studied to be engineers. And yes, when you ask what kind of engineers, even there I draw a blank? For …

The Future World of Work – in SA

I have often ‘poo poo’d, or downright ignored much of this narrative as it seemed to be shrouded in mystery…And the world of a robotic concierge completing all my annoying …

The new World of Work and Resilience

The world of work as we know it is changing. The ‘job for life’ of our parents and grandparent baby boomers rarely exists today, and the ways in which millennials …

The link between mindfulness and resilience

For me, mindfulness has been shrouded in mystery in the past, and as much as I believed that it contributed to decreased anxiety and stress, I didn’t exactly know how…
Be …

The Science of Balance

I’ve been posting quite a bit this March about #BetterforBalance, the theme of International Women’s Day on 8 March.
But I wanted to hone my blogs this month around something I’ve …

Leading with emotional courage

In my first newsletter of 2019 I’m going to profile Bregman’s latest book entitled “Leading with Emotional Courage” , but in today’s post I’m going to look at the four …

Two typical coaching mistakes and how to avoid them…

Ever had a high performing employee (or boss?) whom others fear? I’m not talking about a bully here, but one who is approachable and attracts followers, but who also inspires …

How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding

So I confess to flagrantly plagiarising that title, from one of my virtual mentors, Peter Bregman. What Bregman gets right is, without fail, to send me a free podcast every …

Building a Coaching Culture for Change Management

This recently released study, by the ICF and HCI reveals that,
coaching, whether one-on-one coaching, team coaching or work group coaching with a professional coach, are rated as the most helpful …

Highlights from DDI and EY’s Global Leadership Forecast 2018

So this study is a really extensive one and I was attracted to it firstly because one of the partners was DDI, whose research I have always held in high …

Taming our worrier

So last blog, we put anxiety under the spotlight, and as Tudin so aptly described “It switches on when it thinks you’re in danger, so really it’s like your own …

Anxiety 2.0

On many occasions just trying to blog makes me anxious.
I am anxious that I won’t get the blog out in time, that it won’t be of sufficient interest and that …