Posts tagged resilience
Burnout: What's Really Going On and What to Do About It

Burnout is a common challenge, whether we call it that or not. And the solution looks like taking time off, rejuvenating and refreshing. Sometimes that helps, but if we don’t get down to a root solution, then we’ll experience the same burnout again and again. In this interview…

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"I Hope it Doesn't Hurt Too Much" (the inevitability of pain and the optional nature of suffering)

“I hope it doesn’t hurt too much” said my husband on the way to the doctor. A simple line, which prompted a fascinating discussion about the nature of pain and how we often fear what we imagine more than the reality of the experience…

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Bulletproof Coffee and the Misunderstanding of 'Resilience' in Life and in Leadership

Resilience goes hand in hand with phrases like ‘bulletproof’ and protecting ourselves, like we have to build an emotional kevlar suit for life, or find ‘bulletproof leadership’ in a work context. But what if there’s an easier way to experience resilience…?

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How Blanket Judgements Close Us Off to Our Potential

It’s easy to judge, and especially those in the public arena. Politicians seem easy game for most of us! When a politician I’d worked with passed away recently, I found myself reflecting on his career, and on what it might mean if we choose to look through our judgements, rather than at them…

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What Is 'Good Work'? This Question, and the Exposure of a Fundamental Misunderstanding in the UBI Debate

I was at a debate on Universal Basic Income. As I listened to the panel and we talked around the table, I realised all of us were operating from one huge misunderstanding….

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Preparing Versus Recovering

Yeah, I’ll take a break after the big event, said a client to me recently. I was puzzled. This was the exact opposite of what I thought she should do—and yet it’s so typical for most of us to work flat out to a deadline or a big event, and then rest after. Here’s what I think will keep you going longer and help you perform better…

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