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Our world needs more self-compassion

Our world needs more self-compassion

Saturday, October 15, 2016

It is a joy to read about the research that Dr Kristen Neff (http://self-compassion.org/) has done in the area of self-compassion. Dr Neff has spent years defining (and measuring) what is meant by self-compassion. Charmingly she describes self-compassion as being as kind and supportive of yourse ..

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Need some healthy cognitive reframing?

Need some healthy cognitive reframing?

Friday, October 14, 2016

Last week I listened as a client told me firmly that he was convinced of his inability to realise his own potential. His “story” was based on the premise that he was the youngest in his team and in his mind, he had equated his youth with inexperience, lack of credibility and ultimately a lack of ..

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Are you perpetuating biased leadership?

Are you perpetuating biased leadership?

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Are you ready to take the blindfolds off and deal with the real issue when it comes to more balance in leadership? We will not significantly change the dial on greater inclusion at senior levels until we change how leadership is defined and lived every day. Fundamentally inclusion is not about w ..

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Distinguishing Between Leader and Leadership Development

Distinguishing Between Leader and Leadership Development

Monday, October 03, 2016

The focus on leader development versus leadership development is one fraught with misperceptions. So I was delighted to read the review of leadership theory and research conducted by Day, Fleenor, Atwater,Sturm & McKee (2014) (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S104898431300119 ..

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How much do you value self-reflection?

How much do you value self-reflection?

Saturday, October 01, 2016

In my various roles as executive coach, facilitator and researcher I often find myself talking with clients about the extent to which they actively engage in self-reflection. As one would expect, some clients have experienced the benefit of scheduled reflection time and this practice is embedded ..

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The Future of Positive Psychology: Being Your Best Self for The World

The Future of Positive Psychology: Being Your Best Self for The World

Friday, September 30, 2016

The 5th Australian Positive Psychology conference was held in Adelaide last week. It highlighted the progress that educators, organisations, practitioners and scientists are making in the world of positive psychology and wellbeing. The conference was full of contributions from academics/ practit ..

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Positively Leading

Positively Leading

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The momentum surrounding positivity and its positive impact on employee engagement and wellbeing is of particular interest when it comes to leadership. Personally I am fascinated by the potential impact that positive leadership can have on teams and engagement. What is positive leadership and ho ..

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Boosting your Health through Positivity

Boosting your Health through Positivity

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Positivity in all aspects of life leaves people feeling happier and healthier. Having just completed a week long immersive training program in the US with a group of incredible coaching peers, I can certainly vouch for its benefits! Feeling happier and healthier holds true whether you happe ..

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Sharing leadership

Monday, August 08, 2016

How often have you had the time or the inclination to speak to your colleagues about what leadership means to them? In my research and experience, most people have never really reflected on what their internal image of leadership looks like or where it has come from. Certainly it takes some ..

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On the shoulder of giants

Monday, August 01, 2016

Last week I was reminded how as a researcher and a practitioner I am indebted to all of those research practitioners that have gone before me. Particularly the ones who had the vision and the perseverance to pave an evidence based pathway in the emerging area of executive coaching and leade ..

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