I’m always tempted at this time of year to rush headlong into goal setting. But I’ve found it much more powerful to reflect on the previous year first. These questions work for me:
Posts Tagged: overcoming overwhelm
That’s it for another year. Your tree’s looking a bit sad and droopy (if it’s still there). Maybe you’re feeling a bit sad and droopy too. Or you’re energised and raring to go feeling shiny and sparkly about the year ahead. Or … you’ve got all these feelings going on at the same time….. you… Read more »
The lowest, saddest points of my leadership career were when I felt completely useless – drowning in the detail and floundering like a fish in a shark-infested sea. I couldn’t hold my own; stand up for what I believed was right for our customers (because other louder voices had another agenda) and flapping and waffling… Read more »
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been exploring the topic of unhelpful beliefs, stories and scripts. A few people have asked me why we behave in ways or repeat patterns that actually do us no good at all – and even though we know it, we seem unable to do anything about it.
As the holiday season is upon us I thought it worth reflecting on Bronnie Ware’s poignant book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. The number two regret is ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’. It reminds us all, I think, to enjoy our precious downtime this summer – however we choose to spend it…. Read more »
I’ve been talking to a very busy group of leaders this week on the topic of overwhelm. It’s a big one for many of us so I thought it was worth reminding ourselves of Stephen Covey’s Big Rocks. Covey tells the story of a man who stood in front of a group of what he… Read more »
One of the things I struggled with for years was taking on too much work and feeling overwhelmed and exhausted – with all that entails. I know from my work with leaders and teams that this is a BIG challenge to pretty much everyone in corporate life. Is there an easy answer? Of course not!… Read more »
Last week I wrote about ‘energy vampires’ and how they can destroy our resilience. A few of you responded with other names for these people…. Freezers, drains….. great metaphors all! I’ve written before about energy so this week I thought I’d share my top three tips for developing more energy in team meetings.
As the New Year is upon us, I’m prepared to bet that most of us will be making some half-hearted resolutions about losing weight, doing more exercise, leaving the office on time and all that good stuff….. but how many of us will be sticking to our good intentions come February? Over the last couple… Read more »