The soft stuff has become the hard stuff


The Gallup State of the Global Workplace report was released recently, containing employee engagement results per country.  The results are generally pretty dismal,  an indictment on the prevailing cultures in our organisations. For sub-Saharan Africa, the report states: In most sub-Saharan African countries, formal employment for an employer is still relatively rare; many residents work at subsistence … Continue reading The soft stuff has become the hard stuff

Don’t allow others (or yourself) to should on you!


I’ve been reflecting on how often we allow other people’s (and society in general’s) ‘shoulds’ to influence our choices and even our identity.  Now I have to say up-front, some ‘shoulds’ are legitimate, for example, everyone should respect life and not go around murdering other people, and it’s probably best not to cheat on your … Continue reading Don’t allow others (or yourself) to should on you!

The tyranny of the moment


Warning!  This post doesn’t contain 7 steps or 12 ideas, nor is it the ideal 600-800 word length … “The greatest tragedy in using speed as the answer to complexity and the complexities of a work life, is that very soon we cannot recognize anything that is not travelling at the same velocity as we are. … Continue reading The tyranny of the moment

Boundaries: 9 practices to help you find your NO!


In my work as coach and consultant, an issue that I frequently encounter is an inability to set and maintain healthy boundaries.  One manifestation of this is over-burdened people living out-of-control lives due to an inability to say no.  It’s not really surprising, seeing as most of us were raised in a culture where being … Continue reading Boundaries: 9 practices to help you find your NO!