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
Be Conscious of What Drives You
Have you ever worked really hard for something in your career and experienced only relief when you achieved it? Cathy Freeman described this when she won Olympic gold at the Sydney 2000 games. That’s what you experience when your goals are not aligned with your purpose. Purpose is a confusing word that is often used to mean anything from values to intention. It’s not some lofty ideal like world peace or solving poverty either. Purpose drives performance and it’s the impact you want to have on others. One of the questions I’m asked most often from leaders I work with…Read Be Conscious of What Drives You
The Value of Visualisation
“Dreaming is not enough. You have to go a step further and use your imagination to visualize, with intent! Forget everything you’ve ever been taught, and believe it will happen, just as you imagined it. That is the secret. That is the mystery of life.” ~ Christine Anderson Whenever you hear a success story from a top performer, in whichever profession they come from, it’s almost always attributed back to how they visualised every single detail of what they wanted before acting out in their mind what they were actually going to do. Harnessed correctly, visualisation is a great…Read The Value of Visualisation
Have you set your intention for this year?
“Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.” Sharon Salzberg You are either conscious of your intention or you are not. Each of these options can lead to very different outcomes when performing the same action and that’s why setting an intention for the year is critical. This time of the year always prompts us to re-evaluate ourselves and our goals and what we want to achieve for the coming year. There’s often an energy shift that comes from the start of the year which signifies new beginnings and is typically when…Read Have you set your intention for this year?
How to get a sense of achievement from each day
Think about a day where you finished it with a sense of satisfaction that everything on the task list is completed. How often does that happen? If you are like many people, not often enough. More often than not, you are feeling drained and exhausted but not sure why. Why is it that in a world which is filled with ways in which to complete tasks faster, people are feeling overscheduled, overcommitted and overstretched? It seems almost popular to be in a state of busyness than to be seen to be doing ‘nothing’. Yet research is showing that it’s stopping…Read How to get a sense of achievement from each day
Spring Charge Your Career
“Spring is a time of growth, renewal, new life and cleansing,” says Michelle Dalbec, Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Trainer. Are you and your career sprouting shoots of possibility? In the southern hemisphere, it’s spring. We have experienced our first glimpses of warmer weather, the days are getting longer, and there is a sense of forward-looking towards the festive and holiday seasons, as the earth’s natural rhythm stir us to awaken from the heaviness of winter. We experience renewed energy and look to clearing out the old to make room to grow the new. Often, we think of spring cleaning…Read Spring Charge Your Career