Change is most definitely in the air at the moment. But actually there is rarely a time when change is not with us – thankfully, or we’d still be scratching our heads wondering if a wheel might be a good idea or not! I work in a lot of organisations who are undergoing change and the initial response is nearly always the same. Employees feel threatened and anxious, sickness levels go up, productivity suffers. And the toll on individuals can
I wrote ‘When Work isn’t Working’ for all my coaching clients who came to me dissatisfied with their work. People were unhappy with the job they had, for all sorts of reasons, but just didn’t know what to do instead. They felt stuck. And so I wrote a creative visualisation especially for them, which is in the book, and is now available for you to listen to right now completely free! Free Download Reading a visualisation doesn’t work as well as
A recent study, reported in the European Heart Journal (May 2010), has followed the health of more than 10,000 civil servants since 1985. And they conclude that working too much is bad for your heart (as well as a whole lot of other things I might add!) Their research shows a 60% increase in heart related illness such as non fatal heart attacks and angina in those who work three hours or more longer than a normal 7 hour day.
Our values are of huge importance to us. If we able to live life in a way that respects our values we’re well on the way to finding the secret of happiness! Values are not our morals; they are not about being right or wrong (although living in an ethical way might be a value we hold). When we are honouring our values we feel ‘right’ inside. Similarly when we are ignoring, (or are not able to live by) our values
How many people do you ‘depend’ on in your work? Which people do you need to be working well with you to ensure your work goes well? Write a list. Include everybody that has a part to play. Now, how many of them do you have a good relationship with? How many of them have you made a connection with? From Postroom to Payroll, there is no substitute for a genuine relationship, showing an interest in the people who are
Have you tried talking to yourself lately? One of the reasons people find coaching so helpful is that it gives them an opportunity to rehearse ideas with a neutral person. We often don’t know what we think until we say it loud. Sometimes we have an idea that we’re not actually ready for the world to hear because we haven’t heard it made real. Mirror, Mirror If you find yourself in this position, try this. Stand in front of your