Emotional agility and the learning paradox

If our emotional state has such a direct and measurable effect on our performance, this must be factored in to how we teach, learn and perform.

If our emotional state has such a direct and measurable effect on our performance, this must be factored in to how we teach, learn and perform.

Overcoming negative thinking

The way we perceive an event or situation will dictate how we feel about it, and how we respond to it.  Negative thinking can cause stress, anxiety, and depression – none of which helps.

The way we perceive an event or situation will dictate how we feel about it, and how we respond to it.  Negative thinking can cause stress, anxiety, and depression – none of which helps.

Leadership is dead!

It was Ghandi who said “I suppose at one time, leadership meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people” – Leadership has changed!

It was Ghandi who said “I suppose at one time, leadership meant muscles, but today it means getting along with people” – Leadership has changed!

Is your office a safe place?

Health and safety is an issue that all workplaces take seriously – and there are all manner of forms, checks and safety equipment designed to keep us physically safe in the workplace. But being safe is much more than having the right equipment; it’s just as important that we feel safe  when we work – … Continue reading “Is your office a safe place?”

Jack be nimble: learning to be an agile leader

[fusion_text] Leadership may not be our oldest discipline, but it has been around long enough to raise quite a herd of sacred cows. Around the world, companies have invested huge amounts of time – and other, harder currencies – in developing hierarchical organisational structures, writing procedural manuals, designing (and, where that doesn’t sound grand enough, … Continue reading “Jack be nimble: learning to be an agile leader”

The power of emotional agility

You are probably already familiar with Emotional Intelligence (usually abbreviated as EQ): a measure of your ability to identify your own emotions and those of others, and to manage them. As measurements go, however, it is relatively static: an assessment of scope more than of speed and practice. Emotional Agility is subtly but importantly different: … Continue reading “The power of emotional agility”

Fitter, happier, more productive?

If we’re going to really address wellbeing in its proper sense(s), do we shrug and decide it’s really up to the individual? Open the brochure drawer and leave it up to them whether they read it or not? Or do we open our ears, eyes and mouths and see wellbeing as a mutual responsibility? As something that we can not only all contribute to, but all gain from in return?

If we’re going to really address wellbeing in its proper sense(s), do we shrug and decide it’s really up to the individual? Open the brochure drawer and leave it up to them whether they read it or not? Or do we open our ears, eyes and mouths and see wellbeing as a mutual responsibility? As something that we can not only all contribute to, but all gain from in return?