THE FEEDBACK BOOK.

Have you ever shied away from giving your colleague a constructive feedback on a specific action or behaviour you have observed? Have you ever got embarrassed about offering praise to acknowledge their efforts? Well, I suspect that just like me, you are regularly asking yourself: should I or should I not? No matter how awkward […]

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Keeping Your Brain Healthy.

Healthy diet is super important for keeping our bodies healthy and energised at all times, especially relevant over the coming wintery cold months. But what about our brains? Here are few tricks you can adopt to stay on top of your brain powers. Nourishment – a healthy brain requires a well nourished healthy body. Following […]

October Energy Habits (Oliver Gray)

Here are the Three Energy Habits to help improve resilience to pressure shared with us by our friend Oliver Gray at Energise You: 1. Eat a high energy breakfast, lunch and dinner by combining healthy carbohydrates such as porridge oats, amaranth pops, brown rice, sweet potato, quinoa and protein such as chicken, turkey, tofu, eggs, fish, […]

Money.

HR: … so, tell me, what’s been going on? John: Well, I feel the company does not appreciate my efforts so I decided to look elsewhere. I have had few interviews already and one of our competitors has made me an offer – a higher position and 25% pay rise. I really love working here, […]

LEADERSHIP Decoded.

Leadership – the action of leading a group of people or an organization, or the ability to do this. But what does it mean to be a Leader? On one of my recent trips to The United Arab Emirates, I have come across an interesting description of what makes a good Leader, here it is: L is […]

Il Dolce Far Niente

… it is sweet to do nothing. August has arrived, a time when most of us taking a well deserved break from our daily work routines and the never ending hustle & bustle. Holidays are a perfect opportunity to switch the emails off, forget about various deadlines/to do lists/…, and simply indulge in the company of close […]

Coaching Technique: Reframing

This particular reframing technique is useful when my clients are stuck. It enables them to think differently about a situation and gain a new perspective for moving forward. Reframing enhances creative thinking, increases ownership of situation and allows for facing and releasing emotions in a logical and systematic way. Using a piece of paper or […]

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (Step I)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a self-report questionnaire designed by Katherine Cook Briggs (1875-1968) and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers (1897-1980). They studied and build on the ideas of Carl Jung (1875-1961) and applied them to understanding people around them. Jung developed his ideas about personality type in an effort to explain the […]

Depression Awareness Week 2016

I have been invited to attend the annual Comedy for Depression benefit, which takes place later this week and is headlined by one of my favourite comedians, Stewart Lee. The purpose for the night is to raise money and awareness for the charity Depression Alliance. I would like to use this as an opportunity to take a […]

Because I Said So

“How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our […]