The power of rituals to revitalise your life
Life can be overwhelming at times, with many demands on our time and attention. It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of everyday life and forget to take a moment for ourselves. Before we know it, time passes by quickly in constantly being busy. This is where rituals come in. Rituals are practices done with awareness, intention, and focus. They help us connect with ourselves and our surroundings and bring a sense of meaning and purpose to our lives. In contrast, habits are actions done unconsciously. While habits can be beneficial, such as brushing our teeth or exercising…Read The power of rituals to revitalise your life
How To Unlock Your Leadership Potential
The best executive leaders know that authenticity is critical to effective leadership. But what does it mean to lead with authenticity? And how can we cultivate and sustain it over time, especially during difficult and challenging times? To me, leading with authenticity means aligning your thoughts, actions and behaviours with your values, and your purpose. It means continually evolving as a person, professional and leader while staying grounded in who you truly are or, if you prefer, your uniqueness. So how do you do this in practice? Here are some tips for leading with authenticity: 1. Practice self compassion Self…Read How To Unlock Your Leadership Potential
Be everything you are: the path to fulfilment
“You can’t be anything you want. But you can be everything you are.” – Jay Shetty I know this is controversial but hear me out. We are led to believe that we can do anything, be successful at anything and achieve anything that we want. To some extent, you can achieve some level of success if you work hard. The problem is that you often end up sacrificing yourself and your soul in the process. The ancient yogis believe that everyone has a psychophysiological nature that determines where you flourish. Let’s call this your inclination. Each person’s inclination towards thriving…Read Be everything you are: the path to fulfilment
Mindfulness at work: how a few deep breaths could change everything
You might think that mindfulness is too complicated or ‘spiritual’ to practise in the workplace. But the truth is, mindfulness is as simple as breathing. For most of us, breathing is automatic, barely something we think about until we feel short of breath or anxious. It’s in these moments that we learn to breathe deeply, with control and purpose. When you choose to breathe consciously you calm not only your body, but your mind. This is the heart of mindfulness – consciously choosing to pause, re-centre, and focus your mind. The most powerful form of mindfulness is closing your eyes…Read Mindfulness at work: how a few deep breaths could change everything
Connecting your team with their purpose could be the key to resilience
A recent global study by HBR revealed that 90% of people would trade 20% of their income for meaning and purpose. The same study found that meaning and purpose are crucial to organisational success. Estimates suggest that the increase in productivity when staff find their work meaningful results in a $9K p.a. increase in revenue per person. And it doesn’t stop there. When leaders are connected with their purpose there is: ✅ Increased engagement ✅ Improved workplace culture ✅ A high chance for organisations to be an Employer of Choice in a highly competitive market When we think of purpose,…Read Connecting your team with their purpose could be the key to resilience
The secret key to overcoming burnout as a leader
Research shows that the rate of stress and burnout in the Australian workforce is increasing. Australian workers are some of the most burnt out in the world, according to a recent study by Adecco. As uncertainty ramps up its certainty, your ability to lead your team to deliver the business outcomes required is likely to be rocked about – yet the expectations on you continue to increase. Combined with resource shortages, returning to the office, hybrid working and the continued impacts of Covid on businesses, it’s no wonder that many teams are feeling drained. While you may think wellbeing initiatives…Read The secret key to overcoming burnout as a leader
How to curate your 2022 vision for the best leadership year ever
Have you started your 2022 planning? Last month I shared a simple tool to reflect on the past year and begin thinking about what strengths you can carry forward into the coming months. The next step in planning the best leadership year ever is to set your vision for 2022. Research shows that purpose drives performance. This is true not just for individual leaders, but for the organisations they work in. A strong sense of purpose acts as a compass for decision making, guiding the actions of leaders and their followers particularly during difficult times. A vision is your desired…Read How to curate your 2022 vision for the best leadership year ever
What will make 2022 your best leadership year ever?
If you haven’t started planning for 2022 yet, now is the perfect time. Most of us (at least in the eastern Australian states) are overwhelmed by the year that has been 2021. It feels like we are limping towards the finish line of the festive season. So why should you bother to plan your new year now, rather than wait until December and January? Well, glad you asked 😉 Conscious planning requires a number of steps which are easier when broken down and spaced out. The last thing you want to do is to overload your overwhelm. Reflection produces perspective,…Read What will make 2022 your best leadership year ever?
Overcome overwhelm and finish the year on a high note
What a year this has been. I could not have predicted that we would struggle to manage COVID and endure more lockdowns. Are you looking forward to the festive season as much as I am? If I told you there are 74 days left until Christmas, what would you say? Without strategically planning how to navigate the final quarter of the year, you run the risk of being swept into the holiday season, ending the year exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed out. If you want to finish your year on a high note, it’s time to consolidate your goals and make…Read Overcome overwhelm and finish the year on a high note
Are you ready to grow your leadership?
As we move further into Spring, nature reminds me of the change and growth that happens at this time of year. Already I’ve seen the cherry blossoms that line the streets blooming, and soon new plants and produce will begin to grow. But, without carefully planning and preparing the soil for Spring, those plants and produce would never grow and prosper. It’s the same in your leadership journey. If you want to grow into your full potential as a leader, have more impact in your work, and experience more joy in your role, you must consciously choose to change and…Read Are you ready to grow your leadership?