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4 Ways to Stop Feeling Lonely at the Top

“Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.”- Joseph Roux Does it sometimes feel like you are standing all alone at the summit of your organisation? If you’re feeling lonely at the top, ironically you are not alone. In a recent survey conducted by Stanford University*, almost all (over 90%) CEOs find the process of receiving coaching and leadership… Read more


That’s Life

Years ago I was asked to define my career goals as part of a major corporate development planning initiative. I had no idea why, as I was enjoying what I was doing and that was all that seemed to matter. As this was an HR initiative I was told ‘I had to have some idea’… Read more


Myths of Flexible Workers

We grew up in an era where either we or our parents would enter the workforce in our 20s with the idea of working full-time until retirement. It was about loyalty and ‘doing your time’ for the organisation and, in return, there was a career path laid out for you. Now we tend to dip… Read more


Are you Right or are you Winning?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were convinced that you were right and that the person you were debating with was wrong? Or that someone else’s behaviour was ‘out of order’ and that it up was up to them to ‘apologise’ or ‘make the first move’? Perhaps you’ve had that situation… Read more


The Tetris Effect

I have recently finished re-reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.  In the book he talks about a number of ways to improve your performance at work based on positive psychology principles. One of the areas that Achor discusses in the book is what he calls The Tetris Effect. Tetris is an addictive computer game… Read more