Posted by on April 25, 2018 | 1 comment

3 Unexpected Ways for Busy Professionals to Recharge

By now many of us are aware of the importance of self-care for both our performance and well-being. However, we also know that self-care is often easier said than done! Time is a precious resource; much of our daily allocation of it is devoted to the many demands that are placed on us at work and at home. How, then, are we supposed to find the time to relax and recharge? I have good news for you. You don’t have to conjure up extra hours from thin air (if only we could!). You already have time to recharge. It’s all a matter of the way you use the hours in your day. Here are three unexpected ways to recharge that fit right into your busy day: In the traffic Wait! Before you yell “Are you crazy?!”, hear me out. It’s dangerous – and illegal – to do anything in traffic that’s going to distract you from driving. That means that, without calls to make or emails to respond to,...

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Posted by on April 20, 2018 | 1 comment

The Power of Reflection in Leadership

I’m a great believer in the power of reflection. I teach the principles and practicalities of self-reflection in the leadership development programmes I facilitate, as well as in one-on-one coaching sessions with clients. It’s not always easy to convince high-performers and leaders of the power of spending a few minutes in reflection. They are so used to being in action that reflection can seem like nothing more than glorified navel-gazing. It isn’t. Reflection is a valuable leadership practice. Those precious moments spent reflecting on your actions will help you to up your game and be even more effective in what you do. Here is a practical application of self-reflection to illustrate my point: What challenge are you grappling with at the moment? Could it be that you tend to be indecisive? Perhaps you would like to be more confident? Or maybe you take on too much and you want to be able to delegate more. Whatever your particular challenge, use the following reflection prompts to help you to move...

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