Posts Tagged: self belief

4 ways to throw off the safety blanket of Busyness

Last week I wrote about the safety blanket of Busy-ness.   This week I want to share with you four key things to help you or your teams throw off that safety blanket! I wrote the article for Strategic HR Review a while back and thought it was worth a re-share! I do have permission… Read more »

Is Busyness your Comfort Blanket?

We all know that our best learning takes place when we are ‘outside our comfort zone’ – but not so far out that we want to run for the hills. I know my deepest and most long lasting growth has come when I’ve had to confront something I’ve been avoiding or take on a challenge… Read more »

Are you at a career crossroad?

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 »

Ever wanted the ground to swallow you up?

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 »

I got fired – (and what I learned)

I’ve been fired twice. Once from a seasonal job in Switzerland – for insubordination. (If you know me, that won’t surprise you at all – and in my defence, I was very young). And a year or so later for not ‘looking the part’ (my ‘just out of student life’ gear didn’t work in the hallowed… Read more »

The danger of operating in ‘Survival’ mode

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.

Choosing a Different Belief is Liberating!

  Last week I wrote about the first step in changing the self-limiting  beliefs, scripts and stories that prevent us from being successful in life. I encouraged you to: Think about the beliefs you hold that prevent you from being as successful as you like (and to write them down).  I used to have a strong ‘must… Read more »

Is your Script past its Sell By date?

  In this week’s blog I want to talk about the beliefs, stories and scripts that get in the way of effective leadership and make us less focused or  successful  than we could be. We often talk about Self Limiting Beliefs, old stories or out-of-date scripts  – these can keep us stuck, make us feel… Read more »