An act of invitation
Leading is an act of invitation premised upon a conviction that collectively we arrive at a better outcome and a commitment to nurture this... How do I embody these in my personal and professional lives?
Check-in – connection and belonging
If you are sensing a need for support within your community, and wondering what to do, I hope this is food for thought…and action.
The pursuit and making peace
A professional in a video-conference
So what helps us to appear professional in a video-conference?
Antidote - a rich internal life
Finding fulfillment in your work
What's more than a book group?
Busy is not a four-letter word
Preparing for self-awareness
So how do we learn to be self-aware? We have to be prepared ...
Be who you are and empowered
To be a great leader, you have to be...
How to connect
Building relationship is a “thing” now, a mantra within the networking, management and leadership circles. And rightly so.
You're not normal, and it's okay
Use the power of words
The power of literature to promote psychological wellbeing is well documented... Can you hear an invitation?
What it means to have a true conversation
No matter the context, true conversations have a common thread.
How to live with greater presence, purpose, and wisdom in the digital age
A mindful approach
... And I believe in progress, less of the advancement of human enterprise, rather of the mindful approach to our human experience ...
You are your own narrator
Narrative creates meaning, invokes emotions, it makes things “real”.
And it is also through narratives that we view and experience our lives, both personal and professional.
Experiencing our strengths...
... Words can prompt actions in, and change how we perceive, the world we inhabit, whether professional or personal.
Yet true transformation comes from our experience of ourselves in relation to another. ...
Empathy is not necessarily helpful
"... differentiate between empathic care ... and empathic distress..."
Impact of digitised delivery of legal services
What does the impact of technology on legal services mean for the humans in that space?
Brainwriting... what is it?
Brainwriting is "scientifically proven to get better creativity".
Relationship in leadership
To lead wisely, ... we find what works with heart, we approach with the spirit of integrity and authenticity.
Solitude - the key to self awareness and success
... and solitude – that space for introspection, will relieve the busy mind, recharge the tired body, and boost the creativity we so need in our work ...
Emotional intelligence for lawyers & corporate executive leaders
We're still profoundly emotional beings.... and emotional intelligence has more mainstream recognition and a greater amount of professional "success" attributed to it than IQ and technical skills.
Multi-tasking is an illusion, be innovative instead.
"...what we perceive as multi-tasking is rapid sequential processing ..."
Masculine traits contribute to mental health problems
"...traditional stereotypes of masculinity are linked to mental health challenges."
Depression caused by inflammation...
One thing you must do when resolving conflict
What is the singular most important thing we must do, without which communication breaks down?
Pursuing happiness is going about it the wrong way
"Show up to your emotions."
Your personality affects your income
"Your personality traits impact on your success at work..."
Building better relationships
"To build better relationships, we need respect and compassion. "
The ABC of leadership
This is the second post on leadership, about ‘doing’ leadership. Leadership can be learned. It is a series of skills which, practiced over time, becomes ‘natural’… as neuroscience indicates, habit-forming.
"The demand, and the rationale, for flexible work practice is on the rise."
Innovation requires introspection and empathy
"...the need for us to be introspective and empathic..."
Meditation to improve performance and reduce absenteeism?
"These effects of meditation are well-documented and scientifically proven"
From mindfulness to memory improvement?
"Mindfulness ... to improve memory and cognitive abilities."
Being a visible leader
As a leader, you have to be visible. One cannot be a leader on one’s own. To be a leader is to be recognized as one. And to be recognized as a leader, one has to Be, to Do and to Relate. This post is the first of three posts on the leader within us.
Get through or Let go?
Recently I spoke about ‘going through it’, about how life throws lessons at you, lessons you can’t avoid or ignore. In order to grow as a person, you do need to see the lessons that present themselves (yes, there will be many, great and small) and learn.
Acceptance – the choice to begin a fresh
You wake each morning to a new day. And with each new day, you can choose to begin afresh, or you can choose to see the same things, do similar things… and more likely experience the same discontent, annoyed by the same matters, and aggravated by the same people or situations. Every. Single. Day.
The future of the lawyer?
"...the threat to legal profession in the rise and rise of technology..."
What makes a great leader?
Culture impacts on how you are as a leader.
Is our path through the present in the future?
‘If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.’