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Navigating purposeful change

The word “change” sounds fast and hard-hitting. It’s a one-syllable and brusque word as opposed to its synonyms “alteration”, “conversion” or “adaptation”, which are more poetic and drawn-out, suggesting processes that are softer and smoother. To really understand what change is and entails in our organisations and lives, and to be less fearful of it, [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:58:38+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Change management resources|Comments Off on Navigating purposeful change

How to sharpen your intuition

We've all heard Steve Jobs's memorable quote about success in business and life: Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And [...]

By | 2017-01-10T15:46:08+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Change management resources|Comments Off on How to sharpen your intuition

Developing emotional intelligence

Any inspiring and effective leader who has a positive impact on his or her people, is emotionally intelligent. As Daniel Goleman highlights in his book, above an IQ of 120, emotional intelligence becomes the most important predictor of successful leaders. Before diving into the heart of the subject, let’s first consider what are emotions. A [...]

By | 2017-01-10T15:54:21+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Change management resources|Comments Off on Developing emotional intelligence

How to identify stressors

It is an essential first step when you are dealing with stress to be able to separate the real stressor from the way you’re reacting to it. To illustrate the importance of separating the real stressor from the way you’re reacting to it, I’ll draw on an example of someone who is not business-minded but [...]

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Managing stress

In our high-paced and multitasking lives, we all hear the exclamation : “I’m so stressed out!” many times every day either from ourselves or from other people. We tend to use the word “stress” as a catch-all notion for anxiety, frustration, agitation or nervous tension that we feel when we’re stuck in traffic, have pressing [...]

By | 2017-01-10T15:59:13+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Care resource centre, Change management resources, Managing Conflict|Comments Off on Managing stress

Strategies for managing difficult personalities

Interacting with difficult personalities at work and in your life can leave you feeling a host of negative emotions. Difficult personalities include anyone whose behaviour somehow triggers an emotional reaction in you. Most of us try to handle tough personalities either by confronting them head-on, even if this leads to escalating hostility, or by completely [...]

By | 2017-01-10T16:34:21+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Change management resources|Comments Off on Strategies for managing difficult personalities