In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma ravaging the Caribbean islands, and parts of Texas and Florida; then Katia, Max and Norma following hot on the heels of Mexico’s massive earthquake, it’s natural to be overwhelmed by fear and anxiety – especially if it was close up and personal for you.
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Well, it’s been a while since my last post on how to mentally prepare for a major transition. That’s because I’ve been following my own advice on how to keep your balance when your world turns upside down. Well, most of the time….
Was this major life shift planned? Yes.
Did I underestimate just how scary it would be? Yes!
Did I stay calm, objective and stress free throughout? No, … Read on...
Have you fallen prey to the mistaken belief that leadership is a natural, unteachable trait that some people have – but not you?
Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t true!
Co-authoring the Huffington Post’s Africa’s Female Entrepreneurs series, and writing for the SheInspiresHer website, has confirmed what I already knew – that most of us have leadership potential. But not everyone believes it, develops it, and leverages it. … Read on...
To continue the theme of my previous post on the magical powers of mentoring – why are there some things we find really hard to say? For instance:
I don’t know.
How do you do this?
Will you help me?
Two things are certain. No one is born knowing and no one dies knowing everything. We also have 7.5 billion people on the planet to learn from, and much of … Read on...
What can you do when you desperately need a magic wand, but holly and phoenix feathers are a bit scarce?
Maybe you need to urgently up your game, or learn a completely new one. Maybe you’re facing retrenchment, mergers, rapidly shifting market trends, or getting a start-up off the ground. Maybe you need to overcome a serious setback, or move on after loss. Whatever it is, you have to redefine … Read on...
I’m seeing a lot of change fatigue lately—the cumulative stress that sets in when people have been pressured to make too many major life transitions in quick succession. Are you struggling to navigate the turbulent waters of grief, loss or the knock-on effect of rapid changes in your life? What can help you cross that treacherous stretch of turbulence from shocked denial to acceptance—and ultimately on to planning for the … Read on...
Why is emotional intelligence such a hot topic?
We know it enables you to understand and recognize your own emotional reactions, and therefore others. Clearly that is a plus in social situations, but how exactly does this benefit your life?
Well to get some perspective, let’s look at how life can be without emotional intelligence.
Imagine living, working or doing business with people like this:
• Drama addicts who create … Read on...
I’m hearing a lot of stories lately from clients who are stuck in jobs they hate. For some it’s work that’s beneath their qualifications and aspirations, boring, dead-end, or poorly paid. For others it’s being confined each day in a toxic corporate culture or with bosses or colleagues from hell. For others it’s shortage of resources, the distance they have to travel, awkward business hours or job insecurity.
Then there … Read on...
Do you pride yourself in your ability to tackle the tough stuff of life—single handed? Is your confidence in your abilities so ingrained, that it doesn’t occur to you to ask for help? And when help is offered, is your instinctive response no thanks, I got it?
I know this feeling well.
The formulaic feel-good patter of it’ll be alright, tell me what the problem is or the worst one … Read on...