Fuelling the future with leadership lessons from the past
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Fuelling the future with leadership lessons from the past

During a recent PhD workshop, we discussed the premise, ‘there is no new theory, just new empirical contribution’. In other words, the initial theory provides the starting point, but the way we explore, interpret, and add to it is constantly evolving. This is how we learn. This discussion prompted me to consider this premise further….

The Power of Appreciation in the Workplace
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The Power of Appreciation in the Workplace

How do you feel when someone shows you appreciation? I think most of us would agree that being on the receiving end of appreciation makes us feel good. We feel warm inside when someone notices something we’ve done and says thank you. We feel valued and seen, knowing our contribution matters. When we are underappreciated,…

The power of leadership development in community

The power of leadership development in community

Leadership can be a lonely place. When you become a leader, the dynamic in your team changes. People who were once your peers become those you are responsible for. Being open and vulnerable with those around you becomes more challenging and you can find yourself leading in a silo, rather than with others. But there…

How do you want to feel as you enter the new year?

How do you want to feel as you enter the new year?

Rested, reinvigorated, and ready to greet January with a sense of purpose and joy? It sounds great, but the reality is often different. We can find ourselves approaching the new year feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and in need of another break, which is not an ideal place to start! Perhaps this sounds familiar to you? But…

What are your warning signals to slow down?

What are your warning signals to slow down?

We explored this question as part of a workshop on resilience recently. So often we plough on because there is “too much to do”, “too many plates to spin” … “no time to stop…” Sound familiar?  The thing is, keeping going when we have exceeded our own resilience threshold is counterproductive. Our bodies get fuelled…