Burning bright, not burning out: Leadership in tough times and the art of managing Stress, Well-being and Centeredness

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Take Away Line As high stress levels seem to be endemic in professional life, attention turns to understanding how to cope and, better still, to lead oneself and ones team through the stress.  The process of moving from being subject … Continue reading

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Happiness at Work: The Spirituality of Success

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Take Away Line Much of the literature on happiness seems to emphasise the importance of removing barriers to happiness, since happiness is more or less a natural state.  Removing barriers has been a theme of all these articles.  But there … Continue reading

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Happiness at Work: Managing Well-being

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Take Away Line Whether it’s to survive the tough times we live in or to perform in the Olympics, we have to keep well.  Keeping well is the baseline for job satisfaction and happiness generally.  But wellness is not just … Continue reading

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Happiness at Work: where Challenge stops and Satisfaction begins

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Take Away Line While the word challenge frequently came to mind during the Olympics and Paralympics, the word boredom did not.  Yet, all jobs have a mixture of challenge and repetition.  What’s our stance in relation to work challenge?  How … Continue reading

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Happiness at Work: Our work as our Calling

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Take Away Line We might feel that a calling is something that only the few have.  And there is some empirical evidence to support this idea.  Few of us feel we can alter our work or other circumstances.  But with … Continue reading

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Happiness at Work: Getting into the ‘Zone’

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Take Away Line The zone is one of the fairly rare moments that all athletes know and treasure.  Indeed, most of us experience flow at one point or another.  But like all physical states, it’s temporary and while we may … Continue reading

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A Post-Olympic Legacy: Happiness

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 Take Away Line After a successful Olympics, what’s your personal legacy from the games?  Since they were a happy games, what about happiness?  Now, there’s a stretch goal!  When we look at it, as the articles in this series attempt … Continue reading

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All you need is work: the day job and identity

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Take Away Line Confusing your work ‘mask’ with your true self can sow seeds of later personal difficulty. But having a healthy approach to personal growth is not only a self-evidently good thing, it is also something that a good … Continue reading

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Knowing me, knowing you: personality profiling

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Take Away Line   Few people know that Jung provided the basis for many of the personality profiling tools that virtually all organisations use in selection assessments and use in team and organisational development.  Drawing on Jungian theory, the Myers Briggs … Continue reading

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Into the deep: the unconscious at work

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Take Away Line Developing the ability to reflect on the impact others have on us and how we impact on others takes us inevitably into the zone of those things we do ‘automatically’, perhaps to good effect, perhaps to ill … Continue reading

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